Bar Bulletin

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New Law Strengthens Enforcement of Domestic Violence Firearms Surrender

June 2020 Bar Bulletin

By William Braun

Survivors of domestic violence who go to court and get protection orders will now be better protected from gun violence. The Legislature recently passed legislation clearing the way for stronger measures to be taken by the courts when there is probable cause to believe a person found to have committed domestic violence is disobeying a court order to surrender his or her firearms and other dangerous weapons.1

When a survivor of domestic violence succeeds in obtaining a protection order, his or her ordeal should be over. When the court orders the abuser to surrender his or her firearms and other dangerous...

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