June 2018 Bar Bulletin
By David Ward
In the January Bar Bulletin, Judge Anne Levinson (ret.) wrote about the lethal risk that domestic violence survivors face when their abusers have access to firearms. She described the creation of the first-of-its-kind Regional Domestic Violence Firearms Enforcement Unit in King County, as well as new court, law enforcement, and prosecutorial practices to strengthen implementation and enforcement of Washington’s laws that prohibit domestic violence abusers from possessing firearms, other dangerous weapons and concealed pistol licenses.1
Since then, we have seen additional progress in the courts, the Legislature and King County to help ensure that survivors of domestic violence and their families...