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.

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.

Supreme Court Cases Related to Firearms and Domestic Violence

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Legal and Policy Analysis

This document summarizes significant Supreme Court cases related to firearms and domestic violence.

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.

Police Seizure of Firearms at Scenes of Domestic Violence

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Legal and Policy Analysis

This table summarizes protocols by state for police seizure of firearms at scenes of domestic violence.