Criminal Strategies

The criminal legal system uses its full authority to take guns away from abusers and ensures abusers surrender their guns and ammunition if the law says they can’t have firearms.

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Civil Strategies

The civil legal system uses its full authority in protection order cases to take guns away from abusers and make sure abusers surrender illegally possessed firearms.

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Federal Strategies

All levels of local/state/Tribal/federal governments work jointly to make sure that federal firearm prohibitions are enforced to disarm and prosecute abusers, especially where state or Tribal laws are lacking.

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Purchase Prevention Strategies

All systems work together to prevent purchase of firearms by perpetrators who are legally prohibited from possessing firearms by making sure that information about criminal history and protection orders is readily available to those responsible for conducting criminal background checks.

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Research Strategies

The criminal and civil legal systems partner with researchers to gather critical data and to assess and improve their systems’ effectiveness in responding to firearms and domestic violence.

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