ABSTRACT

DHS Components Have Not Fully Complied with the Department's Guidelines for Implementing the Lautenberg Amendment   [open pdf - 2MB]

From the Document: "In 1996, Congress amended the 'Gun Control Act of 1968' (Lautenberg Amendment) to prohibit individuals convicted of misdemeanor crimes of domestic violence from possessing firearms. [...] U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), United States Secret Service (Secret Service), Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), and Transportation Security Administration (TSA) have not fully complied with DHS' guidelines for implementing the Lautenberg Amendment. To illustrate, CBP and Secret Service did not ensure law enforcement officers completed annual Lautenberg Amendment certifications as required. CBP and ICE also did not use available resources to monitor the arrests and convictions of law enforcement officers subject to the Lautenberg Amendment. None of the four components provided domestic violence awareness training to law enforcement officers as required by the implementing guidelines. The DHS Office of Strategy, Policy, and Plans should ensure components are uniformly applying and enforcing the Department's guidelines for implementing the Lautenberg Amendment."

Report Number:
Department of Homeland Security, Office of the Inspector General, Report No. OIG-21-09
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Date:
2020-11-13
Copyright:
Public Domain
Retrieved From:
Department of Homeland Security Office of Inspector General: https://www.oig.dhs.gov/
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pdf
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