|Ohio lawmakers: disarm domestic violence suspects|
|Written by Associated Press|
|Thursday, 16 May 2013 05:15|
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A group of Democratic lawmakers in Ohio say domestic-violence deaths can be prevented by taking guns away from people served with restraining orders.
Legislation introduced by Rep. Bob Hagan, a Youngstown Democrat, would require those subject to domestic-violence protection orders to temporarily give up their weapons to law enforcement within 24 hours of being served.
The bill would also give defendants the option to sell their weapons to a licensed federal dealer instead of handing them over.
The (Cleveland) Plain Dealer (http://bit.ly/15PjexV ) reports that the proposal irked an Ohio gun advocacy group that has argued that one solution to domestic violence might be arming the victims.
The measure would need to gain ground with Republicans to survive the GOP-controlled Legislature.
Information from: The Plain Dealer, http://www.cleveland.com
Copyright 2013 The Associated Press.
Front Page Stories
|BGSU to renovate South Hall
12/09/2013 | DAVID DUPONT Sentinel Staff Writer
A project to turn South Hall into a new home for media and communications studies at B [ ... ]
|Four BG groups get grant to explore one-stop shop|
12/09/2013 | HAROLD BROWN, Sentinel City Editor
Four groups that work in various ways to promote Bowling Green will use a grant [ ... ]