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Is It Legal For The Judge To Order Me To Surrender My Guns In An Order Of Protection?

Yes, in both temporary and final orders of protection, if you own firearms a judge may order that you surrender any guns as well as your gun license.

In fact, if you have certain kinds of criminal convictions in your past, the judge must order that your guns and license be turned over.

The order of protection will specify whether this is required, and usually how they will be surrendered.

You may be able to take your firearms to the police, or the judge may require that the police come to your home and collect them.

The judge should also make clear how long your weapons and license will be kept. At Zelenitz, Shapiro & D’Agostino, we’ve helped many people in Queens effectively assert their Second Amendment rights against Orders of Protection.

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