12:33 PM PT -- Threat assessment professional Jeff Dunn joined us on "TMZ Live" Wednesday, telling us Natalia Bryant made the right call speaking up about her alleged stalker ... and the TRO is just one of the many ways she can continue to protect herself.
Jeff says the restraining order often is effective in backing potential dangers off ... although that isn't always the outcome -- especially when situations are highly complex, like Natalia's. He adds it's a great step in the process, and it's something PD often advises.
Kobe Bryant's 19-year-old daughter is getting court-ordered protection from an alleged stalker ... who her team says has an obsession with her and with guns.
Natalia Bryant got a judge to sign off on a temporary restraining order against 32-year-old Dwayne Kemp.
TMZ broke the story ... Natalia claims Kemp has been under the delusion they're in a relationship ... she says the harassment has been going on for 2 years, and escalating. She says he recently showed up at USC, creeping around buildings where she's taking classes. He's even shown up at her sorority house.
What's especially scary ... according to court docs, Kemp has been convicted of at least 4 crimes, including one involving a firearm. Cops say he's in the process of buying a gun, and he's made clear on social media he's interested in an AK-47 and/or a fully automatic Glock.
Natalia says Kemp once sent her a DM with an image of her late father Kobe and wrote, "Thankful For Him Birthing You, Hopefully We Can Birth Him… 'Kobe,'" adding a red heart to the message. The docs say Kemp had the hopes of having "a Kobe-like child together."
Natalia's restraining order calls for Kemp to stay at least 200 yards away from her, her school, sorority house, car, home and job.