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Firearms and Domestic Violence: A Primer for Judges

General Material
Published Date
June, 2002

This article provides an overview of related research, judicial response, applicable laws, and effective judicial practice in response to the deadly combination of firearms and domestic violence.

”Even where laws exist to disarm abusers and prevent them from purchasing new firearms, absent effective implementation of the laws -- by judges, as well as by others in the civil and criminal justice system -- survivors of domestic violence and the broader community continue to remain at risk of death or serious injury.”