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(1) If a Gun Violence Protection Order, including an emergency order, is terminated or expires without renewal, the Police Department shall return any relinquished firearm requested by a respondent only after confirming, through a background check, that the respondent is currently eligible to own or possess such firearms under federal and state law.
(2) If a person other than the respondent claims title to any firearm relinquished pursuant to this Section and such person is determined by the Police Department to be the lawful owner, the firearm shall be transferred to him or her, provided that:
(a) The Police Department has confirmed, through a background check, that the individual claiming title to the firearm is currently eligible to own or possess firearms under federal and state law;
(b) The lawful owner agrees to store the firearm in a manner such that the respondent does not have access to or control of the firearm; and
(c) The firearm is not otherwise unlawfully possessed by the owner.
(3) The Police Department shall, if requested, provide prior notice to the family or household members of the respondent, or the petitioner, of the return of a firearm to a respondent.