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Santa Barbara Congresswoman Co-Authors New Legislation Intended To Keep Guns Out Of Those Who Pose Threat

Posted on Friday, June 6, 2014 12:25pm

A Santa Barbara congresswoman is co-authoring another new piece of legislation intended to help reduce gun violence in the wake of the Isla Vista rampage.

Democratic Congresswoman Lois Capps of Santa Barbara, along with U.S. Senators Barbara Boxer and Dianne Feinstein introduced the Pause For Safety Act.

It would set up a process for family members to go to court to insure a relative who poses a threat to themselves, or others, can’t buy, or possess a gun.

The bill would also give law enforcement agencies investigating a request or warning of a person from family members access to gun ownership databases.

Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s deputies at checked up on Isla Vista killer Elliot Roger a few weeks before the rampage at the family’s request, but because everything seemed in order, they didn’t have the legal ability to search his apartment, or check on his gun ownership

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