Rich, I appreciate your efforts to being some light on the subject of restraining orders. I was confused by a comment in the Courant article about our "honored" Senators' proposed legislation I guess that shouldn't be a surprise) and hope you can help me out.
The article stated:
"Laws about guns and restraining orders vary widely among the 50 states. Connecticut law requires people under a temporary restraining order in a criminal case to surrender or sell their guns within two days of the order being issued.
But in civil cases, such as a pending divorce, the issuance of a temporary restraining order only bars someone from purchasing new guns. It does not require them to surrender guns they already own, which the senators and the advocates said creates a dangerous loophole."
Just what is the law and are there differences because of different "types" of restraining orders?