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      Wis. Assembly passes gun injunction standards

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