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Wisconsin: Two Additional Domestic Violence Bills to be Heard in Committee Thursday, February 18!

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

On Thursday, February 18, the Senate Committee on Judiciary, Corrections, Insurance, Campaign Finance, and Housing will be voting on Senate Bill 380 and Senate Bill 381 -- two bills that, if passed, would have severe effects on gun owners in the Badger State. SB 380 and SB 381 are the companion bills to Assembly Bill 558 and Assembly Bill 559.  

SB 380 would expand the definition of “misdemeanor crimes of domestic violence” well beyond the scope of current federal law in order to create a new class of people who would be stripped of their Second Amendment rights. 

Law enforcement agencies already have the tools to prosecute these crimes, and they are clearly spelled out in Wisconsin statutes.  A sweeping new definition will not solve any problems.  The current definition of domestic violence under state law is already broader than federal law, and this bill will add more types of relationships to it.

The second bill, SB 381, is a blatant violation of Americans' Fifth Amendment right  The bill would require an individual who is subject to a protective order to appear before a court and reveal all the firearms that he or she owns or possesses. It would also require people in this situation to turn the guns over either to a law enforcement agency or to a third party.  People in this situation would have no immunity from prosecution for the laws they might be forced to admit violating.  

A public hearing has already occurred and the committee will vote on Thursday, February 18, so it is critical to act now.  It is imperative that you contact your State Senator TODAY and respectfully urge them to vote “NO” on SB 380 and SB 381.  Tell them that you will not sit idly by while special interest groups try to take away Second Amendment rights one piece at a time.  Contact information can be found
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