In the wake of the shootings in Santa Barbara, California Democrats have once again come out with another looney toon idea for gun control on the national level.
According to TheBlaze, the two Democratic senators from the sunshine state, Dianne Feinstein and Barbara Boxer, have proposed the Pause for Safety Act. They were joined on Thursday along with California Democrat Rep. Lois Capps in presenting the bill that would allow states to allow their residents to seek “gun violence prevention orders” from the courts.
These orders would temporarily block the purchase of firearms for people who are believed to pose a threat by friends or family. While the gun control happy Democrats say they want to preserve the rights of Americans, Boxer said that the bill is aimed at allowing anyone to seek restrictions on others gun rights.
“It is haunting to me that the family of the gunman was desperate to prevent an act of violence and alerted police, but they were still unable to stop this tragedy,” Boxer said Thursday. “When the people who know someone best fear there is a threat of violence, they should be able to go to court – with due process for everyone involved – to help prevent a tragedy.”
Feinstein added, “We must do everything in our power to keep firearms out of the hands of those who pose a serious risk of harm to themselves or to others.”
The bill is very similar to one that was recently proposed in California that would allow “gun restraining orders” for people if a complaint was lodged by friends or family.
The bill proposed to the Senate also wouldn’t require states to adopt the new laws, but would rather provide for funding grants if they decided to enact them.