Wisconsin Passes Domestic Violence Law Intended To Reduce Gun Violence
By Penny Okamoto, Executive Director of Ceasefire Oregon
The governor of Wisconsin signed three bills intended to strengthen domestic violence reforms. The new laws require police to track domestic disturbance incidents when no arrests are made and inform victims of their options.
One new law establishes a clear accountable process for seizing an abuser’s guns. People under a domestic abuse injunction must fill out a form documenting their guns. A judge holds a hearing to order the abuser to surrender the weapons. When the injunction expires, the abuser must file a written request to retrieve the guns.