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Restraining Orders

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Laws current as of September 1, 2023

Can the abuser have a gun?

Once you get a protection from abuse order, there maybe laws that prohibit the respondent from having a gun in his/her possession. There are a few places where you can find this information: 

  • first, read the questions on this page to see if judges in Alabama have the power to remove guns as part of a temporary or final order; 
  • second, go to our State Gun Laws section to read about Alabama’s specific gun-related laws; and 
  • third, you can read our Federal Gun Laws section to understand the federal law that apply to all states.

You can read more about keeping an abuser from accessing guns on the National Domestic Violence and Firearms Resource Center’s website.