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Domestic Violence and Firearms: An Advocates Guide

General Material
Published Date
January, 2008

This guide provides advocates with an overview of the increased risk of lethality when firearms are present in cases of domestic violence, a discussion of both federal and Illinois state laws related to firearm possession, and the role of the advocate in addressing firearms when working with survivors of domestic violence.

”Gaining an understanding of the current federal and state laws that pertain to domestic violence and firearms will help to ensure that victims are aware of the remedies available to them, which in turn will allow them to make the best decision regarding the safety of themselves and their dependents.”