Published: March, 2013| NCPOFFC, Millicent Shaw Phipps, Pete Helein

Firearms in the hands of batterers pose a significant threat to law enforcement, survivors and the community. There are currently federal laws that prohibit certain people from purchasing and possessing weapons. Many states have enacted similar legislation. This webinar explored both federal and state gun prohibitions related to domestic violence, sexual assault, dating violence and stalking. The primary focus was on the federal statutes, their applicability and relation to state firearm laws related to domestic violence.