Firearms Committee

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Goal: FVTFs should assign a subcommittee to assess whether or not there are policies in their local Judicial Circuit for firearms removal from family violence offenders.

Objectives:

  1. Review and discuss the Firearms and Fatalities section of the 2014 Fatality Review Report (section begins on page 42).
  2. Conduct an audit of how firearms prohibition notifications are being handled in your jurisdiction, and report back to the FVTF.
  3. Develop relationships with local judges and law enforcement to explore avenues to enhance procedures for firearm removal. 
  4. FVTF members should consistently evaluate the effect and impact the protocols have on family violence victims.

Goal: FVTFs should support efforts to pass state legislation in Georgia that would support the implementation of federal firearms law.

Objectives:

  1. Learn who your legislators are on both the state and national level.
  2. Develop relationships with your legislators and provide them with information about family violence on an ongoing basis.
  3. FVTF members should attend Stop Violence Against Women Day at the Georgia Capitol. This is a day when individuals interested in ending domestic violence gather at the Capitol to inform their legislators about the issue. This event is typically held in February each year. 

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