- Associated Press - Thursday, March 6, 2014

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - The Legislature has passed a measure that would allow a person under a restraining order for domestic violence to be ordered to surrender all firearms.

The Spokesman-Review of Spokane reported (https://bit.ly/1fMQ8xO) that the Senate unanimously passed House Bill 1840. The measure, which passed the House unanimously last month, now goes to Gov. Jay Inslee for his signature.

The bill that 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, R-Spokane Valley, 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.


Information from: The Spokesman-Review, https://www.spokesman.com

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