By Emma Epperly
WNPA Olympia News Bureau 

Law to take guns in domestic violence moves on


April 10, 2019

A bill to require the removal of firearms from domestic violence calls if there is probable cause that a crime was committed passed out of the Senate Law and Justice Committee last Tuesday.

The bill was previously passed by the House of Representatives on March 5 with 60 voting in favor and 38 opposed, all those voting in opposition were Republicans.

Prime Sponsor, Rep. Laurie Jenkins, D-Tacoma, testified in support of the bill on Monday, saying the main goal is to reduce the heightened risk to everyone involved by the presence of a firearm in a domestic violence call.

A person is five times more likely to be murdered in a domestic violence situation if a firearm is present, said Jenkins...

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