Monday was a big day in California as lawmakers passed three bills pertaining to gun control.
One of the most notable of the three bills is the effort to put a lifetime ban on the ownership of firearms by convicted domestic abusers.
The Democratic state legislatures sent the bills to Governor Jerry Brown for consideration. They are as follows: a lifetime ban on people placed on involuntary psychiatric holds twice in one year and new standard for residents to obtain a concealed weapon permit (eight hours of training and pass a live-fire shooting test)
“We must do more to ensure the safety of our survivors of domestic violence,” said Assemblywoman Blanca Rubio (D) on Monday, of the bill that extends the current 10-year ban.
While federal law prevents those convicted of domestic violence and abusers who have protective orders against them from purchasing and owning guns, there are some loose ends that need to be tied up. For instance, federal law is not applied to family members outside of spouses and children. It also doesn’t include boyfriend/girlfriend relationships or stalkers. The law also doesnt require the convicts to surrender their firearms. With this in mind state officials are in a predicament where they have to create and enforce local laws to protect the general public.Twitter contests by Rewards Fuel