How state gun laws leave abuse victims unprotected

Every state has some sort of ban on felons possessing firearms. But big gaps remain. Only33 states and the District of Columbia bar people convicted of domestic violence misdemeanors from having guns for some period of time. Seven states require prohibited possessors to give up their firearms. Three states require proof of surrender.

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