Wash. OK's domestic violence gun law

Wash. OK's domestic violence gun law

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Wash. OK's domestic violence gun law

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by Associated Press

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Posted on March 7, 2014 at 9:35 AM

Updated Friday, Mar 7 at 2:10 PM

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, R-Spokane Valley, 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.

After an amendment for due process procedures, the Nationial Rifle Association dropped its opposition to the bill, which was passed unanimously by the House and Senate.


 

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