Inslee OKs gun surrender for restraining orders

Inslee OKs gun surrender for restraining orders

Inslee OKs gun surrender for restraining orders

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by ASSOCIATED PRESS & KREM.com

KREM.com

Posted on March 29, 2014 at 10:21 AM

Updated Saturday, Mar 29 at 1:12 PM

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) -- Gov. Jay Inslee has signed a measure to allow a person under a restraining order for domestic violence to be ordered to surrender all firearms.

WATCH: Lawmakers pass gun surrender for restraining order
 
Inslee signed House Bill 1840 on Friday, and it takes effect Dec. 1.
 
The bill allows the subject of such a restraining order to be required give up his or her guns after a hearing if a judge rules that person is a credible threat.

Sen. Mike Padden said the bill complies with both the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution and the stronger protections for having firearms in the state constitution.

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The new law restricts gun rights without a felony conviction for the first time in state history.

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