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Restraining Orders

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April 2, 2020

What protections can I get in a gun violence restraining order?

A gun violence restraining order can require that the respondent:

  • not have a gun or ammunition;
  • not buy or attempt to buy a gun or ammunition; and
  • turn in any guns and ammunition to the police or sell them to (or store them with) a licensed gun dealer.1

1 Cal. Penal Code §§ 18100; 18125(b); Petition for Firearms Restraining Order