California: No guns for targets of restraining orders

State judicial leaders approved plans Friday to get guns out of the hands of spousal batterers, a task that now is largely left up to the batterers themselves.Under proposals endorsed by the state Judicial Council, judges and police would enforce a provision contained in every domestic violence restraining order that prohibits the target of the order from possessing firearms or ammunition. 151 Californians were killed by a spouse, former spouse or intimate partner in 2005, the most recent year for which figures are available, and 622,000 women a year in the state suffer violence at the hands of a partner.

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