MADISON, Wis. (AP) – The Senate’s public safety committee has approved a bill that would require judges to gather police records on someone under an injunction before returning his or her guns.
Republican Rep. Jim Ott’s proposal would require judges to request the state Justice Department supply information on whether the person is otherwise prohibited from possessing a gun.
The Senate committee approved the bill on a 5-0 vote Thursday. The vote clears the way for a full vote in the Senate. The Assembly approved the bill unanimously earlier this month.
End Domestic Abuse Wisconsin and the Wisconsin Sheriffs and Deputy Sheriffs Association have both registered in support of the bill. The only group registered against it is Wisconsin Gun Owners, Inc. The group’s website says it opposes all gun control.