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Landmark Report Contains Best Practices for Firearm Removal from Domestic Abusers
On February 17, 2016, the Consortium for Risk Based Firearm Policy and Prosecutors Against Gun Violence (PAGV) released a new report titled, “Firearm Removal/Retrieval in Cases of Domestic Violence.” The report provides a comprehensive overview of best practices for firearm removal in cases of domestic violence. Kelly Roskam, legal counsel for the Educational Fund to Stop Gun Violence (Ed Fund), had a leading role in developing and writing the report.
The purpose of the report is to recommend policies and practices to reduce gun violence perpetrated by domestic abusers, including individuals subject to domestic violence protective orders. The removal process is broken down into six components:
The report makes the following key recommendations:
The “Firearm Removal/Retrieval in Cases of Domestic Violence” can be read here.
To read PAGV’s press release on the report, click here.