Op-Ed: Closing US Restraining Order Loophole Permitting Risky Gun Buys

Op-Ed: Closing US Restraining Order Loophole Permitting Risky Gun Buys
Consider the following scenario: A woman ends an abusive relationship with a boyfriend. She successfully applies for a permanent restraining order against him, and, as the law stands, a period of one to two weeks passes before that application gets a hearing. In the meantime, the woman receives only a temporary restraining order against her boyfriend, who is notified of her application and, with a proven history of violence, might seek revenge. In 33 states, that… [Washington Post, Editorial, via GunPolicy.org]

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