Yesterday, the artist known as Blac Chyna told a judge that her baby daddy/reality TV ex/general roustabout Rob Kardashian had threatened to commit suicide, and has a gun! [/sarc] So . . .
Why hasn’t the judge ordered the police to confiscate Mr. Kardashian’s firearm(s)?
According to the mandates set out by California’s Gun Violence Restraining Order law (now known as a Firearms Emergency Protective Order), the police are directed to confiscate the firearms of anyone who poses a serious threat of violence or self-harm.
As we’ve reported for years, GVRO/FEPO’s are deeply unconstitutional. Hearings are held ex parte; making the subject of the order guilty until proven innocent.
The reason it hasn’t been used in this case: the “victim” must petition the court for a FEPO. As far as we know, Ms. Chyna hasn’t applied for an order from the court. Yet. Watch this space.
As a side note, as much as I wouldn’t wish this law on my worst enemy, it would be awesome if Ms. Chyna did file a FEPO on Mr. Kardashian, leading to an extremely high-profile court case challenging the law.