New Gun Protections for Domestic Violence Victims in Pennsylvania

In 2017, 78 domestic violence victims in Pennsylvania were killed with a gun, the highest number in a decade. That same year the Pennsylvania Legislature moved to limit domestic abusers' access to firearms. Act 79, signed into law by Governor Tom Wolf in October 2018, went into effect on April 10, 2019 and strengthened PA's Protection From Abuse (PFA) Act.

Come to this one-hour CLE to hear how Act 79 limits the third-party gun safekeeping options available to convicted domestic abusers. You'll also learn about federal protections that can apply, even if Act 79 and the courts do not require firearm relinquishment. New procedures for state law enforcement agencies to track firearm relinquishment orders will also be discussed.

Jenkins Law Library, an accredited provider under the Pennsylvania CLE Board's Rules, will serve as the CLE provider for this course. The course has been approved by the Pennsylvania Continuing Legal Education Board for 1.0 hour of CLE credit in substantive law, practice and procedure.

This program has been approved by the Board on Continuing Legal Education of the Supreme Court of New Jersey for 1.0 hour of total CLE credit.