Can a gun-violence restraining order curb gun violence? California lawmakers back the idea - Prof. Mary Fan cited
- ABA Journal
The Wall Street Journal Law Blog noted Binder’s proposal and that of another academic, University of Washington law professor Mary Fan.
In an article (PDF) slated for publication in the Indiana Law Journal, Fan says domestic violence victims should be encouraged to seek restraining orders when police are called to the scene. She notes studies finding that intimate partner conflict and domestic violence history are major risk factors for homicide-suicides.
“Though the paradigm of danger in current gun restriction debates is a heavily armed mentally ill stranger hunting in public, most firearms deaths are perpetrated at home by people the victim knows,” Fan writes.