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Family members of Isla Vista victims urge passage of gun bill
Family members of Isla Vista victims urge passage of gun bill

Parents and other family members of three UC Santa Barbara students shot to death in the Isla Vista massacre appealed to state lawmakers Tuesday to approve a bill aimed at preventing similar tragedies in the future. In a letter, 11 relatives of Katie Cooper, Christopher Ross Michaels-Martinez and Veronika Weiss urged approval of legislation that would allow law enforcement officials and family members of individuals they suspect to be dangerous to petition the courts for a restraining order barring possession of firearms for 21 days. The legislation is up for a vote this week, four months after a disturbed man went on a rampage and killed six UC Santa Barbara students and wounded 13...

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