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Gun-surrender laws and restraining orders

15939026_S.jpgDomestic violence is a problem that affects many people in Illinois. It can sometimes be fatal. One measure that has been shown to reduce the rates of fatal domestic violence incidents is requiring people who have restraining orders against them to surrender their firearms.

According to a study that was published in the Annals of Medicine, fatal instances of domestic violence occur at a 9.7 percent lower rate in the 14 states that have laws requiring people who have domestic violence restraining orders issued against them to turn in their guns. In those states, gun-related instances of fatal domestic violence are 14 percent lower. Gun Violence Archive reports that more than 380 victims have died in domestic violence incidents in just 2017, and a majority of the victims are female.

Illinois passed its law requiring that people who have domestic violence restraining orders issued against them to surrender their firearms in 1996. The state now has a rate of fatal domestic violence incidents that is 19.4 percent below the average. Experts say that of the states that have passed these laws, the effect of them largely depends on the willingness of law enforcement to enforce them.

Family law includes numerous related legal issues, including domestic violence. People who are being abused by their intimate partners should seek help. Experienced family lawyers may assist their clients with obtaining domestic abuse restraining orders so that they can keep their abusers away from them. They may also help their clients with finding shelters in undisclosed areas and with filing reports with law enforcement. It is possible for people who are being abused to break free from their abusers, and it is important for them to reach out for help before the cycle escalates even further.

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