Gavin Newsom, the Democratic Governor of California, signed about 15 bills related to guns into law on Friday, which further tightened the state’s already-inflexible Second Amendment restrictions.
A bill that expands the “red flag” law, which allows the employers, educators, and co-workers to seek a restraining order against gun violence of the firearm owners fear, which is dangerous to themselves and even others as well, which was vetoed more than once by the predecessor of Newsom, Jerry Brown.
A companion bill was signed by Newsom, which would allow restraining order against gun violence that would last from one year to five. However, the gun owners were provided with an open window to file a petition, which would get them out of the restraining order sooner. Also, according to the bill, the judges could exercise their full power in order to issue a search warrant as soon as they grant the restraining requests.
The warrants might be taken into consideration almost immediately if the owners of the guns were served with the orders of relinquishment yet fail to turn over the ammunition or firearms. Newsom made a statement saying that California has outperformed rest of the country as the gun safety laws have resulted in lesser murders through guns as compared to the entire nation’s reduction rate.