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            Weapons ownership is at the forefront of the news lately nationwide.  The horrific events at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut followed less than a month later by a shooting at the Taft Union High School in Taft, California have guns on everyone’s mind, pro and con.  It appears inevitable that in the coming months much will be discussed and done regarding existing gun laws.

            Of course, the NRA will weigh in heavily as will anti-gun organizations.  The Second Amendment will be scrutinized and dissected.  Resolution may prove difficult, but, it seems certain some changes will be made.

            In New Jersey Family law, weapons ownership has been the topic for years in Domestic Violence or alleged Domestic Violence situations.  If a Temporary Restraining Order is entered, it is common practice for all weapons to be removed from the house, as well as any firearm purchase identification cards and permits to purchase weapons.  The weapons, ID cards and permits are then turned over to the CountyProsecutor’s Office.  Even if the hearing does not result in a Final Restraining Order being entered, many have found it an uphill battle to have their weapons returned.

            At Iandoli and Edens, LLC our staff of family lawyers will be keeping a close eye on the upcoming debates.  For information pertaining to Domestic Violence Complaints, Restrainning Orders, or any aspect of family law, please contact one of our experienced attorneys at IANDOLI & EDENS (908) 879-9499 or visit us at www.iandoliedens.com.

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