Restraining order bill receives final legislative approval - WFSB 3 Connecticut

Restraining order bill receives final legislative approval

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HARTFORD, CT (AP) -

Legislation that would bar people with temporary restraining orders against them from possessing firearms is heading to Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's desk.

The Senate on Monday voted 23-13 in favor of the bill, which has been debated in each of the last few sessions following high-profile, deadly cases of domestic violence involving guns.

Malloy, a Democrat, says he'll sign it into law.

Proponents hope the legislation will help victims of domestic violence.

The bill requires a person to transfer firearms to police or a firearms dealer within 24 hours after being served with a temporary restraining order. The weapons would be returned if a judge determined at an expedited hearing not to impose a formal restraining order.

Opponents voiced concerns about due process rights of the gun owners.

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