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.