In Pueblo, Colorado, Judge Victor Reyes of the 10th Judicial District realized that the current process of firearm removal needed an update.

Despite judges’ being authorized to use the catchall provision in Colorado’s protection order statute to order surrender of firearms, there were several impediments to successfully removing firearms from domestic violence offenders. one of the main impediments was that there was no way for a judge to know whether an abuser possessed firearms, let alone how many or which type. There were no protocols or forms to gather data on the presence of guns, or to facilitate the removal of weapons in cases where firearms were present.


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