San Diego Sets Itself Apart As the State's Leader in Using Red Flag Gun Laws

Publication: CBS 8 San Diego

While state leaders are pushing for more widespread use of California's red flag laws, San Diego has set itself apart as the leader in pursuing gun-violence restraining orders: a pro-active law enforcement tool credited with saving lives. 

Last year during the height of the pandemic, handgun sales in California shot up by a record 65% compared to the year before. 

... "When those gun violence restraining orders are issued, lives are saved," California Assembly Member Phil Ting said in a recent interview with News 8. 

Ting has been a strong advocate of the state's red flag laws, successfully backing legislation to expand their use to include educators, employers and co-workers who can petition the courts for a gun-violence restraining order.