SAN DIEGO - The San Diego City Attorney's Office says since 2018 the department has filed more than 1,000 Gun Violence Restraining Orders.
These restraining orders are approved by judges in civil court and are for crisis intervention. The orders require a person to give up their firearms and they're not allowed to have guns or ammo for the duration of the order.
Of the orders filed in the past five years, 437 have become permanent, meaning the courts have determined the person is a threat to themselves or others. 50 of the cases are said to have prevented a potential mass casualty incident.
But gun rights advocates say these restraining orders may be punishing gun owners who have done nothing wrong.