NEW INFORMATION: Wis. Assembly passes gun injunction standards

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- The Wisconsin Assembly has approved a bill that would establish a standard process for confiscating guns in domestic abuse cases.

Current state law requires people to surrender their guns if they're subject to a domestic abuse injunction. But the law doesn't spell out exactly how.

Republican Rep. Garey Bies introduced a bill that would require the subject of an injunction to fill out a form documenting his or her weapons. A judge would hold a hearing to order the person to surrender the weapons. The director of state courts would have to develop a form the subject could fill out requesting the weapons be returned when the injunction expires.

The Assembly passed the bill on a voice vote with no debate Tuesday. The measure now goes to the state Senate.
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MADISON, Wis. (AP) --The Wisconsin Assembly is set to take up a bill that would establish a standard legal process for confiscating guns in domestic abuse cases.

Current state law requires people to surrender their guns if they're subject to a domestic abuse injunction. But the law doesn't spell out exactly how.

Republican Rep. Garey Bies has introduced a bill that would require the subject of an injunction to fill out a form documenting his or her weapons. A judge would hold a hearing within a week to order the person to surrender the weapons. The director of state courts would have to develop a form the subject could fill out requesting the weapons be returned when the restraining order expires.

The Assembly was set to vote on the bill Tuesday.


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