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Bill proposes guns to be taken from 'extreme risk' people Bill proposes guns to be taken from 'extreme risk' people
OLYMPIA, Wash. -

Under a proposed bill, Washington state judges would be able to temporarily take away the guns of people considered an extreme risk by their family members or police.

The bill, to be filed Wednesday, would allow a judge to prevent a person from having any firearms or a concealed-pistol license for a year after a pattern of violent acts or threats, drug abuse, brandishing weapons recklessly or domestic violence, according to a draft of the bill provided to The Associated Press. The protective order could be renewed for a second year if a judge decides the person still poses a danger.

The Washington Alliance for Gun Responsibility said in a release the bill is similar to a California law enacted after a gunman killed six people at the University of California-Santa Barbara in May 2014.

(Copyright 2015 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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