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California Senate approves gun bill in response to Isla Vista attacks
California Senate approves gun bill in response to Isla Vista attacks

With support from families who lost loved ones in the Isla Vista massacre in May, the state Senate on Wednesday approved legislation aimed at taking guns away from people seen as a danger to themselves or others. The bill, which goes back to the Assembly for a vote on amendments, would allow law enforcement and family members of people they suspect to be dangerous to petition the courts for a restraining order barring possession of firearms for 21 days. The amendments include a delay in the law’s effective date to Jan. 1, 2016. The legislation was acted on just three months after a disturbed man, Elliot Rodger, went on a rampage and killed six UC Santa Barbara students and...