"Earlier this year, a federal court in Texas found unconstitutional the prohibition preventing those restrained by qualifying domestic violence orders of protection from having or owning or possessing firearms and ammunition during the time a qualifying civil protective domestic violence order is in place under 18 U.S.C. § 922(g)(8)".

This radical decision has significant impacts on survivors, and how practitioners work to secure safety, reduce firearm injury and homicide in cases involving domestic violence. To learn more about the Court's ruling and its impact, please read the April/May issue of the Domestic Violence Report featuring an article from domestic violence and gun violence expert, Julia Weber, JD, MSW.

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  1.  This project was supported by Grant No. 15JOVW-21-GK-02232-MUMU awarded by the Office on Violence Against Women, U.S. Department of Justice. The opinions, findings, conclusions, and recommendations expressed in this program are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women.

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