Louisiana Lawmakers Unanimously Pass Bill Stopping Domestic Violence Offenders From Owning Guns
BY NICOLE FLATOW ON MAY 7, 2014 AT 4:49 PM
As states struggle to overcome the chokehold of the National Rifle Association on many issues of gun violence reform, there is one issue on which states have made great strides over the past few months — now that the NRA has changed its position and gotten behind reform.
On Tuesday, the Louisiana House unanimously passed a bill to bar gun possession under state law for those with a domestic violence conviction. The bill had already unanimously passed by the Senate, and will now go to Gov. Bobby Jindal (R). Last month, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) signed a bill into law that sets out the procedure for requiring those convicted of domestic violence offenses to surrender their weapons. And the month before that, Washington State passed a similar law requiring those served restraining orders in domestic violence cases to surrender their guns.