According to the Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence, the following 13 states require, rather than simply authorize, law enforcement to remove at least some firearms at the scene of a domestic violence incident:
- New Hampshire
- New Jersey
- West Virginia
The following five states authorize, but do not require, law enforcement to remove firearms at the scene of a domestic violence incident, according to the Law Center:
Federal law prohibits those who have been convicted of domestic violence misdemeanors and those subject to certain domestic violence restraining orders from possessing guns.