This is a discussion on Wisconsin bill would better verify abuse suspects' gun possession within the The Second Amendment & Gun Legislation Discussion forums, part of the Related Topics category; Article from the 9/24/13 Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel on proposed legislation: Wisconsin bill would better verify abuse suspects' gun possession The "too long; didn't read" version: · ...
Article from the 9/24/13 Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel on proposed legislation:
Wisconsin bill would better verify abuse suspects' gun possession
The "too long; didn't read" version:
· People who are served with temporary restraining orders must be notified that they cannot possess firearms and that they are required to surrender their guns.
· If a judge grants a permanent injunction, the perpetrator must fill out a questionnaire listing the make, model and serial number of any guns owned. Lying would = perjury.
· If the perp doesn't attend the hearing at which a permanent injunction is granted, the victim can notify the judge about any guns the abuser may have.
· If the guns have not been surrendered within 48 hours, the perpetrator must attend another hearing, scheduled within a week of the order becoming permanent. There, the abuser must prove the guns have been turned over to law enforcement or to a third party approved by the court. Failure to attend the hearing or failure to give up guns would = contempt of court and arrest.
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Having answered more Domestic Violence calls than I want to recall, I must say that this is one offense that always "ruffled my feathers". In truth, I have seen cases that involved the male and female as the abuser. (And some in which BOTH were guilty of it in the same occurence.) Having said that I can't help but think that there will be some instances in which a person would be unjustly penalized during the adjudication process, in particular on those occasions in which a person (man or women) is wrongfully accused. Granted, the majority of these cases are pretty well clear. There are those, however, that legitimately turn out as being false accusations (generally during nasty divorces). It is these cases in which I can see injustice being done in the pursuit of justice. This to me would fall into that category of "glad I'm a cop and not a judge or lawyer", as this could potentially become "precedent case" territory.
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