JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – A bill would make it illegal for Missourians found guilty of domestic assault to possess a firearm.
The legislation recently filed by Democratic state Rep. Stacey Newman of St. Louis would restrict gun possession in multiple instances of domestic violence or suspected domestic assault.
Anyone under a restraining order that cites threats of violence also would be banned from owning a gun.
The bill also would allow police to remove a gun from the scene if domestic assault is suspected.
The firearm owner could take back the weapon within two weeks of any proceedings related to a suspected assault.
Police would be required to safely store the firearm during that time.