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Bill would limit guns of people with restraining orders

State lawmakers are considering a bill that would require gun owners to turn in their weapons as soon as a temporary restraining order is issued. Gun owners can currently keep their weapons until a

News 12 Staff

Mar 15, 2016, 1:10 AM

Updated 3,046 days ago

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State lawmakers are considering a bill that would require gun owners to turn in their weapons as soon as a temporary restraining order is issued.
Gun owners can currently keep their weapons until a judge decides on a permanent protective order, which can take up to two weeks to process.
Supporters of the bill say that it is a matter of life and death.
"Women in abusive relationships are five times more likely to be killed if their abuser has access to a firearm," says Carolyn Treiss, of the Commission on Status of Women.
Gun owners say they deserve a fair day in court before being forced to turn over their constitutionally protected weapons.
"Today, it's voluntary removal of firearms," says James Crook, of the Coalition of Connecticut Sportsmen. "What is it tomorrow?"
Twenty other states already enact the type of proposed bill.


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