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September 13, 2023

If the abuser's gun(s) is taken away, what will happen to it?

Delaware state law says that if a judge orders a firearm removed as part of an order of protection from abuse, the firearm must be turned in to the sheriff, constable or to a police officer.1  The judge also has the power to issue an order directing any law-enforcement agency to search for and seize (take) the abuser’s firearms if certain circumstances are met.2  See I have an order of protection from abuse against the abuser. Can s/he keep a gun or buy a new gun? for more information.

1 10 Del. Code § 1045(a)(8)
2 10 Del. Code § 1045(a)(11)

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