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ATF Agents Protect Victims of Domestic Violence by Enforcing Federal Gun Laws

ATF Acting Director Regina Lombardo
December 15, 2020

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives protects the public in party by enforcing gun laws. The agency plays a leading role the Department of Justice’s efforts to keep communities safe by regulating gun traffic and removing weapons from dangerous people, including perpetrators of domestic violence.

In this episode of Patchwork, Regina Lombardo, the first woman to lead the ATF, explains how her agency works in partnership to prevent domestic violence. She shares how the ATF ensures that the victims of domestic violence get the help they need for their safety and survival, as well as the critical role that protective orders play in the coordinated effort to prevent violence.

Updated January 20, 2021