Domestic violence can be a dangerous and confusing situation for all parties involved. Typically cases of violence between housemates or family involve people who know each other very well, which can confuse the response of a victim. But the physical and emotional damage that is associated with this type of violence can be extremely debilitating to victims and witnesses alike. It is important to minimize the risk of further violence when a case has been reported. One step toward protecting form further harm is the removal of weapons from a household involved in a domestic violence case.
A domestic violence charge is an acknowledgment that a person is or has been a threat to the health of other. States have a responsibility to protect and prevent further harm to its citizens when it is aware of threats. This can be done by the removal of firearms from the home and possession of person charged with committing violent acts against their family or close relations.
Many states have regulations in place that allow for the removal of firearms to protect from further violence and injury. Certain states have regulations that require firearms to be surrendered to a sheriff if there was the use or threat of use of a deadly weapon in a domestic violence case. Also, if a threat to injure or kill a victim or child of a victim of domestic violence has been made, law enforcement may confiscate any firearms in the possession of the accused. Other actions that may result in the confiscation of weapons might be any suicidal threats by a defendant or if there is evidence of serious injury involved in the case in a state that regulates this type of behavior.
If you have been the victim of domestic abuse, there are outlets for your safety and protection. Please visit the website of the domestic violence lawyers at Marshall & Taylor, P.C. for more information.