Across the country numerous communities are effectively disarming domestic violence offenders by implementing and enforcing firearm prohibitions in domestic violence cases. Leaders and innovators in these communities have developed pragmatic and responsible policies, protocols and practices directed at all aspects of firearm surrender and seizure.
Dallas County, Texas, is known for being one of the most populated counties in Texas and a statewide leader on combating domestic violence. However, the county lagged behind in its efforts to…Read More
A Midwest State Uses a Model Protocol, Legislation and Ingenuity to Gain Compliance With Firearm Surrender.
Wisconsin had legislated firearm prohibitions similar to the federal law, however, enforcement of the prohibitions remained challenging. In 2009, a subcommittee of the Governor’s Council on…Read More
In 2009, Maryland enacted a law requiring a judge to order firearms confiscated from people who have final protective orders filed against them.Read More
A Metro Atlanta County Creates an Effective Surrender Protocol Utilizing the Federal Surrender Laws.
DeKalb County Georgia criminal justice partners set out to save lives with a firearm reduction initiative. Though initially met with reluctance, committed individuals stayed the course until…Read More
California leads the nation with some of the strictest laws on guns. Since 2004, anyone served with a temporary protective order is given only 24 hours to turn over any weapons to local law…Read More