A Metro Atlanta County Creates an Effective Surrender Protocol Utilizing the Federal Surrender Laws.

BWJP |

DeKalb County Georgia criminal justice partners set out to save lives with a firearm reduction initiative.

Creative Methods for Local Enforcement of Federal Firearms Restrictions

David W. Keck, J.D. | BWJP |

Even if your state does not prohibit firearms possession by Domestic Violence offenders, your community can still develop firearm surrender protocols. Federal law prohibits possession of firearms by Domestic Violence offenders because they are a specific group of individuals demonstrated to be untrustworthy with firearms. This webinar explores proven methods for removing firearms from Domestic Violence offenders, even absent specific state statutory authority.

Supreme Court Says Federal Gun Ban Includes “Reckless” Domestic Assault Convictions

Sandra Tibbetts Murphy, J.D. | BWJP |

In one of the final cases decided in its 2015-16 term, Voisine v. US, the Supreme Court held that a misdemeanor conviction for “reckless” domestic assault, like those for “knowing” and “intentional” domestic assault, is enough to ban someone from owning a firearm under federal law.

Firearms and Domestic Violence: State and Territorial Statutory Provisions Matrix

National Center on Protection Orders and Full Faith & Credit | BWJP |

This matrix contains state and territorial firearm statutes as they relate to civil protection orders; criminal offenses, procedures, prohibited transferees; licenses/permits, and background checks.

State Statutes: Misdemeanor Crimes of Domestic Violence

National Center on Protection Orders and Full Faith & Credit | BWJP |

This matrix contains state and territorial statutes for misdemeanor crimes of domestic violence (MCDV).