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.

full story here:
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2008/02/23/BA7PV78T9.DTL

PDF court file here :  http://www.courtinfo.ca.gov/jc/documents/reports/022208item9.pdf

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