Georgia woman wants bill that would prohibit buying guns during a divorce

ATLANTA (WCMH)– A woman in Georgia who was shot and injured by her estranged husband is now pushing a law that would stop spouses from buying weapons during a divorce.

April Ross, a Fulton County prosecutor, still goes to therapy after she was left paralyzed by the shooting. Her estranged husband then shot himself.

“I know he had planned it out, purchased guns and ammunition shortly before he decided to do this,” Ross told WSB-TV.

A bill has been filed by a senator from Marietta that would prevent a spouse from buying a weapon during a divorce unless a judge gave special permission.

Ross said if legislatures won’t pass the bill, then they should pass a law that would alert the spouse if the other spouse bought a gun.

Georgia Carry released a statement to Channel 2 that stated the organization “supports no bill that strips citizens of their constitutional rights without due process, which this bill plainly does. Many times emotions run high during divorce proceedings, but prohibiting any disarmed person from their second amendment right is not the proper method to attack the issue.” provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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