Abuse group urges state lawmakers to OK gun bill

The Wisconsin state Capitol in Madison is seen, Jan. 14, 2014.
The Wisconsin state Capitol in Madison is seen, Jan. 14, 2014.

MADISON (AP) – An anti-domestic abuse group is urging legislators to pass a bill that would establish a legal process for seizing firearms from people under restraining orders.

Current Wisconsin law requires people subject to domestic violence injunctions to surrender their firearms but doesn’t establish a formal process.

Rep. Garey Bies introduced a bill in October that would require the subject of a restraining order to document any guns he or she might possess. A judge would verify the information at a hearing and order the subject to surrender the firearms to the sheriff or a designated recipient.

End Domestic Violence Wisconsin held a news conference Wednesday urging Assembly Speaker Robin Vos to schedule a vote next week. A Vos spokeswoman didn’t immediately return a message.

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