A Coastal Community Leads the Way With Strong Laws and Effective Enforcement.

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California leads the nation with some of the strictest laws on guns. Since 2004, anyone served with a temporary protective order is given only 24 hours to turn over any weapons to local law enforcement or sell them to a licensed gun dealer. Even with some of the toughest gun surrender laws on the books, enforcement of the legislation was uneven.

A Kentucky Community Races to Provide Safety.

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Lexington, Kentucky is a community that understands that time is often critical in keeping domestic violence victims safe. Two initiatives launched by the Fayette County Sheriff and Fayette County Circuit Court, electronic Emergency Protective Orders and domestic violence order hope cards, aim to save lives when minutes matter.

A Midwest State Uses a Model Protocol, Legislation and Ingenuity to Gain Compliance With Firearm Surrender.

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Wisconsin had legislated firearm prohibitions similar to the federal law, however, enforcement of the prohibitions remained challenging. In 2009, a subcommittee of the Governor’s Council on Domestic Violence completed a model firearm surrender protocol to improve compliance with firearm surrender laws. In 2010, the protocol was piloted in four counties.

Judge-Run Program Addresses Disarming Domestic Violence Offenders

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Dallas County, Texas, is known for being one of the most populated counties in Texas and a statewide leader on combating domestic violence.

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.