Failure to Seize Guns From Domestic Abusers ‘unacceptable,' Dallas Officials Say

As the national debate on gun control rages anew, Dallas leaders are trying to enforce an existing program to disarm thousands of violent offenders. So far, the effort has floundered. Fewer than 100 guns have been retrieved from domestic abusers in the county since 2015 — a fraction of the thousands of firearms county officials expected abusers to turn over. State and federal laws prohibit convicted abusers and anyone subject to a protective order from owning a gun. The Dallas County program allows abusers to turn over their guns to the Sheriff's Department, which stores them at its shooting range.But enforcement has been the program's undoing.   Continue reading...

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