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If family members suspect a relative of being dangerous to himself or others, they should be able to ask a judge to take away guns — or the right to buy them. That's according to a bill introduced in the State Assembly in the aftermath of Friday's shooting rampage near UC Santa Barbara. The alleged killer's mother warned Sheriff's deputies, but they didn't find any problem. Would the proposed law have made any difference? Is it an invitation to “turn in your neighbor? Also tonight, the crowded race for Henry Waxman's congressional district from the Westside to the Valley.

Later, on To the Point, on Monday, the EPA is expected order power plants across America to reduce carbon pollution by 20%. Republicans and other opponents are already denouncing what they call a "war on coal" that could cost the country $50 billion in the next 15 years.

Banner image: Santa Barbara County Sheriff Bill Brown confirmed that Elliot Oliver Robertson Rodger is the suspect in a mass shooting that left 6 people dead and 13 injured in the college neighborhood of Isla Vista near UC Santa Barbara. Photo: Phil Klein/Reuters

Producers:
Mike Kessler
Evan George
Jenny Hamel

After Isla Vista: New Gun Control Proposed for California 15 MIN, 10 SEC

The late Elliot Roger is suspected of shooting 13 people last Friday in Isla Vista, killing himself and six others. In April, his mother had raised concerns about his mental condition because of threatening rants he posted on line. Sheriff's deputies visited him at his apartment, but concluded that nothing was wrong. After the shootings, investigators found his apartment was full of evidence that Roger had planned bloody violence — and that he owned the weapons needed to carry it out.

Guests:
Das Williams, California State Assembly (@DasWilliams)
Brandon Combs, California Association of Federal Firearms Licensees (@combs_brandon)
Adam Winkler, University of California, Los Angeles (@adamwinkler)

More:
Williams' legislation to create a gun violence restraining order

Gunfight

Adam Winkler

The Crowded Race for California Congressional Seats 7 MIN, 49 SEC

Democrat Henry Waxman served in Congress for 40 years, but his resignation took the political world by surprise. That did not prevent 18 candidates from registering in time to make Tuesday's primary ballot. Raphe Sonenshein is executive director of the Pat Brown Institution at Cal State LA.

You can see all KCRW's political coverage and links to much more about Tuesday's primary ballot at KCRW.com/election

Guests:
Raphael Sonenshein, California State University, Los Angeles (@SonensheinPBI)

More:
Wendy Greuel
Ted Lieu
Matt Miller
Marianne Williamson

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