The State of Temporary Protective Orders

When Rosemarie Reilly’s boyfriend threatened to kill her, it was up to a Michigan judge to decide whether to take away his guns as part of her temporary protective order.

The judge opted not to. Before long, Jeremy shot Rosemarie dead and took his own life.

It may have been different had Reilly lived in one of the 8 states where subjects of temporary protective orders are barred by default from having a gun.

Or Maybe Not: “With more guns than people, anyone in the U.S. who wants to get their hands on a gun can do so,” said Douglas Van Essen of the Ottawa County Sheriff’s Office.
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