Could California’s Red Flag Law have prevented the VTA shooter from owning guns?
SAN FRANCISCO – Five years ago, the Department of Homeland Security investigated VTA gunman Sam Cassidy, now dead, and realized his hatred for the workplace, but nothing happened. was done.
State Assembly Member Phil Ting (D-San Francisco) said if this had happened under state authority, Cassidy would have “more than qualified” for a restraining order. gun violence.
Cassidy killed nine colleagues in San Jose on Tuesday morning.
He was heavily armed and also stored an abundance of ammunition in his home.
On Thursday, Ting said California’s red flag law sets rules so guns don’t end up in the hands of the wrong people.
“Well, California’s red flag law allows any law enforcement agency, whether you are a state or local agency, to go to court, to ask them to temporarily remove that person’s guns if they are. deemed dangerous. ”Ting said.
Ting said the Red Flag Act has been used to remove guns from people more than 3,000 times in the past three years.