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    Push to take firearms from those accused of threatening violence

    Domestic abusers are not allowed to have guns. But gun control advocates want to expand that federal law to include those who merely have been accused of threatening violence -- by prohibiting those under a temporary restraining order from having firearms.

    http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2014...cmp=latestnews
    Due process is on its way out the door. CA and MA have this type of law in effect.
    "I would rather be exposed to the inconveniences attending too much liberty than to those attending too small a degree of it." - Thomas Jefferson.

    "Better that ten guilty persons escape, than that one innocent suffer" - English jurist William Blackstone.
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    Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., introduced a bill last week that would make it illegal to possess a gun while subject to a temporary restraining order.

    Temporary restraining orders generally are given for a two-week period to allow time to set up a court date for the accused to defend himself or herself before a judge.

    Under these proposals, firearms could be taken during that period -- as opposed to current law which only allows for that to happen when someone is convicted of domestic violence or subject to a final restraining order.

    http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2014...cmp=latestnews
    If a felon may properly be disbarred his rights under color of law, then we all can be legally disarmed merely by sufficiently lowering the bar of felony - to mere allegations of threats.
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    Mayor Gray against DC bill that would take away gun from people with TRO

    By Emily Miller, FOX 5 Chief Investigative Reporter
    [ ... ]
    D.C. already has the strictest gun control laws in the country. But the city council's latest proposal is being blocked from the least expected person: Mayor Vincent Gray.

    http://www.myfoxdc.com/story/2564798...give-up-weapon

    http://www.myfoxdc.com/story/2585104...training-order
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