NRA: Wisconsin Bill Would Infringe 5th Amendment


On Wednesday, February 10, the Assembly Committee on Corrections and the Courts passed Assembly Bill 558 and Assembly Bill 559 — two bills that, if passed by the full assembly, would have severe effects on gun owners in the state of Wisconsin.

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AB 558 would expand the definition of “misdemeanor crimes of domestic violence” well beyond the scope of current federal law in order to create a new class of people who would be stripped of Second Amendment rights in Wisconsin.

The second bill, AB 559, is a blatant violation of Americans' Fifth Amendment right not to incriminate themselves.  The bill would require an individual who is subject to a protective order to appear before a court and reveal all the firearms that he or she owns or possesses. It would also require people in this situation to turn the guns over either to a law enforcement agency or to a third party.

People in this situation would have no immunity from prosecution for the laws they might be forced to admit violating.  Read more

Source: NRA-ILA

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