October 18, 2016 News

The Stranger Says “Vote Yes” on 1491

The Stranger gave their endorsement to Initiative 1491 in a recent editorial:

An ERPO would allow law enforcement and the families, friends, intimate partners, and housemates of people in serious crisis to obtain a court order temporarily preventing someone from owning or buying guns for up to a year. In cases of domestic violence, police and people close to the victim could describe specific threatening behaviors as reason to temporarily remove someone’s guns. In all cases, a judge would make the final decision on whether to temporarily restrict a person’s gun rights.

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[The editorial board] believes we cannot wait to take a critical step forward in protecting people from gun violence, particularly victims of domestic violence. Vote yes.

Read their full endorsement here.