WEBINAR - Extreme Risk Laws

Kelly Roskam |

This webinar is intended to inform individuals who work with survivors of intimate partner violence (IPV) about Extreme Risk Protection Orders, and provide an opportunity to explore the implications of these orders for survivors of IPV.

WEBINAR - The Strength of Legal Firearms Restrictions and Their Association With Intimate Partner Homicide

April M. Zeoli, PhD, MPH | BWJP |

Dr. Zeoli discussed the very important findings from her recently published research exploring the relationship between different types of firearms legal prohibitions and reductions in intimate partner homicide rates.

Community Spotlight: King County, WA


King County, Washington is home to the city of Seattle and roughly 2.1 million people.

SUMMARY - Federal and State Law Related to Domestic Violence and Firearms


Under the Federal Gun Control Act of 1968 and passage of the Lautenberg Amendment, individuals who have been convicted of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence in state or federal court are generally prohibited from possessing firearms. The enacted statute defines a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence as any state, federal, or tribal misdemeanor that involves “the use or attempted use of physical force, or the threatened use of a deadly weapon.”

ANALYSIS - Limitations of Federal, State, and Tribal Law


Current law undoubtedly protects victims of domestic violence and prevents their offenders from possessing firearms in many cases, however, there are limitations to the federal, state, and tribal prohibitions in place that affect their ability to faultlessly prevent offenders from purchasing and possessing firearms.