The following excerpt is from an article that originally appeared on Bearing Arms
San Diego has officially issued its first long-term gun violence restraining order, more commonly known as an extreme risk protection order (ERPO).
Last month, a 39-year-old man from San Carlos was arrested for firing his gun at trees, small animals and into his neighbor’s backyard while under the influence of alcohol and prescription drugs. According to San Diego police, the man’s blood-alcohol level was at .25 percent at the time of his arrest, more than three times the legal limit for California drivers.
Charges were filed, and, just last week, the man was ordered by a superior court judge to give up possession of his firearms for a year. He will also be prohibited from purchasing any guns or ammunition during that time.
As previously mentioned, this is the first order issued by the city since California established ERPOs in 2016. The law, which was actuallypost was originally published on this site