Leaders Take Action to Curb Gun Violence

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King County, Washington is home to the city of Seattle and roughly 2.1 million people. It is known for its great coffee, the Space needle and unfortunately, a significant amount of gun violence.

Limitations of Federal, State, and Tribal Law

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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.

Police Seizure of Firearms at Scenes of Domestic Violence

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

Specialized Unit Enhances Service or Orders and Confiscation of Firearms

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In 2009, Maryland enacted a law requiring a judge to order firearms confiscated from people who have final protective orders filed against them. Judges also had discretion to order firearm confiscation on temporary protective orders.

Summaries of Significant Supreme Court Cases Related to Firearms and Domestic Violence

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