State Legislature Approves Bill Taking Guns from Those Facing Domestic Violence Restraining Orders
It passed the House, and has now sailed through the Senate.
House Bill 1840 was passed unanimously, and was approved by a similar measure in the Senate Friday.
It will now go to Gov. Inslee for his signature. The bill forces the subject of a domestic violence restraining order if that man or woman is deemed by a judge to be a threat to the victim.
Such a ruling would come about after a hearing to examine the issue. Senator Mike Padden says the bill complies with the 2nd. Amendment of the Constitution and stronger protections for having firearms in the state constitutions.