Lawmakers OK gun surrender for restraining order

Lawmakers OK gun surrender for restraining order

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Lawmakers OK gun surrender for restraining order

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by Associated Press

NWCN.com

Posted on March 7, 2014 at 7:14 AM

OLYMPIA, Wash.  -- The Legislature has passed a measure that would allow a person under a restraining order for domestic violence to be ordered to surrender all firearms.

The Spokesman-Review of Spokane reports that the Senate unanimously passed House Bill 1840. The measure, which passed the House unanimously last month, now goes to Gov. Jay Inslee for his signature.

The bill that allows the subject of such a restraining order to be required give up his or her guns after a hearing if a judge rules that person is a credible threat.

Sen. Mike Padden says the bill complies with both the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution and the stronger protections for having firearms in the state constitution.
 

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