A Californian gun law would have stopped the massacre at the bar. Why was not it used? | US news

A Californian gun law would have stopped the massacre at the bar. Why was not it used? | US news

A California law designed to help police or family members keep weapons out of vulnerable individuals may have stopped the shooter who killed 12 people in one country and one western bar.

After a mass shooting four years ago, the state passed a new law requiring courts to temporarily release a vulnerable person from possession of weapons.

The massacre in Thousand Oaks, California has given worrying parallels to the 2014 shootings, experts said. It highlights that California's three-year law, "Force of arms, which restricts the use of force," is still rarely used.

The new law was passed in 2014 as part of the Isla Vista shooting and was intended to fill gaps in existing mental health and violence laws – gaps that allowed Isla Vista shooter Elliot Rodger to legitimately own weapons in spite of legal disruptions. that had alerted his family and initiated a law review by the law enforcement agencies.

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