I have a final protective order against the abuser. Can s/he keep a gun or buy a new gun?
Under Alaska state law, the judge can prohibit the abuser from using firearms and order the abuser to surrender his/her firearms as part of a final protective order.1
In addition, under Alaska law, a person cannot get a permit to carry a concealed handgun if s/he has a final protection order issued against him/her that meets certain requirements, thereby making him/her ineligible to have any firearm under federal law.2
In addition, federal laws, which apply to all states, restrict a person’s right to have a gun under certain circumstances, including when there is an order of protection that was issued after notice to the abuser and a hearing. Go to Federal Gun Laws to get more information.
1 Alaska Statute § 18.66.100(c)(6), (c)(7)
2 Alaska Statute § 18.65.705(2)