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Harris County Sheriff's Office
Tuesday December 18th, 2018 :: 03:28 p.m. CST


Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez Launches Safe Gun Surrender Initiative

What: State and federal laws prohibit a person against whom a protective order has been granted from possessing a firearm.

Until now, these people have had to sell or give away their weapons. With limited options, many abusers have kept their firearms, in violation of the law.

More importantly, their failure to give up possession of their guns has put their domestic violence victims at greater risk of harm or death.

Sheriff Ed Gonzalez has now ordered his deputies to work with Harris County judges to give those under protective orders the option of depositing their weapons for temporary storage with the Sheriff’s Office until the owner is legally permitted to take back possession.

Who: Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez, State District Judge Judy Warne, District Attorney Kim Ogg, and Harris County Domestic Violence Coordinating Council Executive Director Barbie Brashear

When: Wednesday, Dec. 19 at 1 p.m.

Where: Harris County Sheriff’s Office Media Room; 1200 Baker Street

Social Media: Follow live on Facebook at @HCSOTexas

Harris County Sheriff's Office
1200 Baker St
Houston, TX 77002

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