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A Texas county could become the first jurisdiction in the nation to use a private gun range to store weapons confiscated from accused domestic abusers who are under protective orders barring possession of firearms.

Dallas County officials have been seeking such a storage facility since announcing plans earlier this month to step up enforcement of gun confiscation laws in domestic abuse cases.

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Those laws allow judges who have issued a protective order in domestic abuse cases to confiscate the guns of the accused while the order is pending, but the Dallas Morning News reports that those laws are being ignored.

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Jan. 16, 2013: Firearms are shown for sale at a store in Middlefield, Ohio.AP

Domestic abusers are not allowed to have guns. But gun control advocates want to expand that federal law to include those who merely have been accused of threatening violence -- by prohibiting those under a temporary restraining order from having firearms.

Second Amendment supporters say these bills are unconstitutional because they violate the right to due process.

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Actor Michael Jace is scheduled to appear in a Los Angeles courtroom on Wednesday for arraignment on a murder charge filed after his wife's shooting death last month.

The actor, who played a police officer on the television series "The Shield," did not enter a plea during his initial court appearance last month. Police say Jace shot his wife April multiple times in the family's Los Angeles home on May 19 while their young children were present.

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Elway's son accused of assault
Monday, 02 June 2014 09:55

Jack Elway, the 24-year-old son of Denver Broncos general manager and Hall of Fame quarterback John Elway, was arrested following an alleged domestic-violence incident.

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belcher     I am torn when reading stories like the tragic murder-suicide of Kansas City Chiefs'' player Jovan Belcher. My first reaction is sadness that such a thing can occur at all, no matter who is involved. But my emotions move to resentment that a real-world event has invaded our little sanctum sanctorum that sports provides us.

 

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