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Legal Information: District of Columbia
Updated: October 29, 2020
If the abuser's gun is taken away, what will happen to it?
In D.C., when a civil protection order is issued against a respondent that prohibits gun possession, the respondent (abuser) is supposed to immediately give his/her firearms and ammunition to a third party, to the local police agency, or a federal firearms dealer. If you know the abuser has not given up possession of his/her firearm, you may be able to call the police to notify them.
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