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Proposal to seize guns in domestic abuse cases heads to Senate floor

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MADISON (WKOW) -- A state senate committee approved a bill Thursday that would establish a standard process in Wisconsin for seizing guns in domestic abuse cases.

The Senate Public Safety Committee passed the measure unanimously, setting up a full Senate vote after the measure passed the Assembly last week. Senate approval would send the bill to Gov. Scott Walker for approval.

Wisconsin law requires people to surrender their guns if they're subject to a domestic abuse injunction but doesn't spell out how.

This bill, introduced by Republican Rep. Garey Bies, would require the subject of an injunction to fill out a form documenting his or her weapons. A judge would then hold a hearing to order the person to surrender the weapons, and the person would fill out a form requesting the firearms' return when the injunction expires.
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