General Bill by Eskamani (CO-SPONSORS) Casello; Cortes, J.; Daley; Hogan Johnson; Joseph; Polo; Smith, C.
Domestic Violence: Revises prohibition on sale or transfer of firearms to persons convicted of misdemeanor domestic violence offenses; prohibits persons convicted of misdemeanor offense of domestic violence from possessing firearm or ammunition; requires persons convicted of misdemeanor offenses of domestic violence to surrender all firearms & ammunition; provides requirements for law enforcement officers carrying out court order & taking possession of firearms & ammunition; requires all law enforcement agencies to develop certain policies & procedures; authorizes defendant to elect to transfer all firearms & ammunitions that he or she owns to another person.
Effective Date: October 1, 2020
Last Event: Now in Criminal Justice Subcommittee on Friday, November 15, 2019 10:48 AM
I am going to confess I am a bit puzzled by this bill and I might be overreaching:
Does this mean that the simple accusation and/or arrest for Domestic Violence will make you a prohibited person in Florida? And then the bill goes into a description of a convoluted process to surrender or transfer firearms and also an automatic search warrant to search the location of a subject with a simple sworn statement by a third party saying he did not relinquish all guns and ammo. This last one should be interesting to see how gets abused by pissed off spouses.
If you have a better explanation for the bill, I ask you to leave your thoughts in the comments..
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[…] General Bill by Berman (CO-SPONSORS) Cruz Domestic Violence: Prohibiting certain acts of domestic violence and dating violence; revising a prohibition on the sale or transfer of firearms to persons convicted of misdemeanor domestic violence offenses; prohibiting persons convicted of a misdemeanor offense of domestic violence from possessing a firearm or ammunition; providing for the return of surrendered firearms, ammunition, and licenses to their lawful owner under certain circumstances, etc. Effective Date: 10/01/2020 Last Event: 11/18/19 S Referred to Infrastructure and Security; Judiciary; Rules on Monday, November 18, 2019 12:22 PM Read the Text of the Bill. Same as with the House version, I m unclear if just being accused and arrested of Domestic Violence is enough to make somebody a prohibited person. […]
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