Federal and State Law Related to Domestic Violence and Firearms

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Tools, Guides & Forms

This guide describes federal firearm prohibition laws created by the Federal Gun Control Act of 1968 and the Lautenberg Amendment, as well as state firearm restrictions.

Differences in State Laws

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Legal and Policy Analysis

This analysis explains the various laws on domestic violence and firearms restrictions that have been enacted in many states, and the differences between them.

Limitations of Federal, State, and Tribal Law

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Legal and Policy Analysis

This analysis examines current federal, state, and tribal laws and the limitations that affect their ability to protect victims of domestic violence.

Voisine v. US: Federal Gun Ban Includes "Reckless" Domestic Assault Convictions

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Legal and Policy Analysis

This analysis looks at Voisine v. US, a Supreme Court case from 2016, which established the Lautenberg Amendment that expanded firearm ownership prohibition under federal law.