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Statute Guides & Matrices

State Statutes: Misdemeanor Crimes of Domestic Violence

Published: November, 2015| NCPOFFC

This matrix contains state and territorial statutes for misdemeanor crimes of domestic violence (MCDV). View this resource

Tools & Guides

Firearm Checklist for Advocates

Published: August, 2015| NCPOFFC

This checklist provides information for advocates facilitating a discussion with survivors about firearms. It also provides key information on the federal Gun Control Act provisions prohibiting the… View this resource

Tools & Guides

Firearm Checklist for Judges

Published: August, 2015| NCPOFFC

This checklist for judges provides key information on the federal Gun Control Act provisions prohibiting purchase or possession of firearms by those subject to a protection order (18 USC 922 (g)(8))… View this resource

Tools & Guides

Firearm Checklist for Law Enforcement

Published: August, 2015| NCPOFFC

This checklist for law enforcement provides information on two classes of persons prohibited under the domestic violence related provisions of the federal Gun Control Act. Those subject to a… View this resource

Tools & Guides

Firearm Checklist for Prosecutors

Published: August, 2015| NCPOFFC

This checklist for prosecutors provides key information on the federal Gun Control Act prohibiting those subject to a protection order (18 USC 922 (g)(8)) or those convicted of a misdemeanor crime of… View this resource

Policy Analysis

Henderson v. U.S. Supreme Court Summary and Analysis

Published: July, 2015| Sandra Tibbetts Murphy

In Henderson, the Court held that a court-ordered transfer of a felon’s lawfully owned firearms from law enforcement custody to a third party is not barred by current federal firearm prohibitions.… View this resource

Promising Practices & Policies

Wisconsin Addresses Firearms Surrender

Published: April, 2015| Danielle Long, Edited by Stephanie Avalon

Wisconsin has developed clear protocols to facilitate the enforcement of firearms surrender. View this resource

Webinar Recording

Surrender, Storage, and Return of Firearms in CPO Cases: The Wisconsin Project

Published: March, 2015| Danielle Long, Dave Keck, Amber Person, Rochelle Skorlinski

Wisconsin recently enacted legislation intended to ensure that respondents subject to protection orders comply with the firearm surrender requirements. Under Wisconsin law, respondents subject to a… View this resource

Promising Practices & Policies

El Paso, Texas: A Coordinated Effort to Remove Firearms from Domestic Abusers

Published: December, 2014| NCPOFFC

This promising practice explores El Paso's court system's adoption of protocols to aid in the removal of firearms from dangerous abusers. View this resource

Promising Practices & Policies

Forms Inform Courts on Firearms

Published: November, 2014| NCPOFFC

This promising practice focuses on Pueblo, Colorado Courts' adoption of forms to enhance victim safety and offender accountability by providing judges with more information. This article focuses on… View this resource

Research & Statistics

State Progress in Record Reporting for Firearm-Related Background Checks: Misdemeanor Crimes of Domestic Violence

Published: December, 2016| Anne Gallegos, Becki Goggins

The latest in a series of reports on firearm-related background checks, this report provides an overview of the National Instant Criminal Background Check System Improvement Amendments Act and… View this resource

Research & Statistics

State Progress in Record Reporting for Firearm-Related Background Checks: Protection Order Submissions

Published: April, 2016| Anne Gallegos, Becki Goggins

SEARCH and the National Center for State Courts (NCSC) collaborated on a research bulletin that examines the progress states have made to report protection orders for firearm-related background… View this resource

Tools & Guides

Saving Women's Lives: Ending Firearms Violence Against Intimate Partners

Published: June, 2014| Americans For Responsible Solutions

Americans for Responsible Solutions (ARS), the gun violence prevention organization founded by former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and her husband, retired combat veteran and NASA astronaut… View this resource

Tools & Guides

A Passport to Safety: A Judge's Bench Card

Published: May, 2011| NCJFCJ, NCPOFFC

This tool provides key information on full faith and credit and firearms to judges. Included are benchcards for both issuing and enforcing courts dealing with domestic violence protection orders. View this resource

Tools & Guides

Protection Orders and How They Apply Under Federal Prohibitor 922 (g)(8) to All Criminal Justice Information Services (CJIS) Users: July 19, 2010 Letter from the FBI

Published: July, 2010| FBI

This letter from the FBI describes how the federal firearm prohibitor in 18 USC 922(g)(8) applies to protection orders. View this resource