Should California Implement a 'Restraining Order' for Firearms?

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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