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Gun Control and Domestic Violence

Last Updated August 4, 2008

The Gun Control Act of 1968 makes it unlawful for any person convicted of a "misdemeanor crime of domestic violence" to ship, transport, possess, or receive firearms or ammunition. It also makes it unlawful for any person to sell or otherwise dispose of a firearm or ammunition to any person knowing or having reasonable cause to believe that the recipient has been convicted of such a misdemeanor.

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How to Escape from Domestic Violence

If you are a victim of domestic violence, you may not know how to extricate yourself from the situation. However, there are several options available that may be used in tandem with each other.

If you are in immediate danger, call the police. The abuser may be arrested and/or you may be given an escort to a safe haven. If you do not believe that you are in immediate danger, start working on a safety plan.

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Domestic Violence Overview

At one time, domestic violence was kept behind closed doors. It was believed to be a matter to be solved within families, and the legal system was reluctant to become involved. Now stricter domestic violence laws are now in place to protect victims.
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Domestic Violence - U.S. Code Provisions

U.S. Code > Title 42 > Chapter 110 - Family Violence Prevention And Services
 

Domestic Violence - C.F.R. Provisions

U.S. Code > Title 42 > Chapter 110 - Family Violence Prevention And Services
 

Domestic Violence - Selected State Laws

CaliforniaCalifornia Family Code > Division 10 - Prevention Of Domestic Violence
California Penal Code > Part 4 > Title 5 - Law Enforcement Response To Domestic Violence
IllinoisIllinois Compiled Statutes > 740 ILCS 22 - Civil No Contact Order Act
Illinois Compiled Statutes > 750 ILCS 60 - Illinois Domestic Violence Act of 1986
Illinois Compiled Statutes > 750 ILCS 61 - Address Confidentiality for Victims of Domestic Violence Act
New YorkNew York Laws - Executive > Article 21 - New York State Office for the Prevention of Domestic Violence
New York Laws - Social Services > Article 6-A - Domestic Violence Prevention Act
New YorkNew York Laws > Executive > Article 21 - New York State Office For The Prevention Of Domestic Violence
New York Laws > Social Services > Article 6-A - Domestic Violence Prevention Act
North CarolinaNorth Carolina General Statutes Chapter 7A > Article 37B - Domestic Violence Victim Assistance Act
VirginiaVirginia Code Title 9.1 > Chapter 13 - Domestic and Sexual Assault Policies
Virginia Code Title 52 > Chapter 10 - Protective Order Registry

 

Questions & Answers: Domestic Violence

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