Legal Information: Arkansas

State Gun Laws

February 14, 2022

I have an order of protection against the abuser. Can s/he keep a gun or buy a new gun?

It depends.  Federal laws, which apply to all states, restrict an abuser’s right to have a gun if you have a restraining order against him/her that meets certain requirements. Under Arkansas state law, all orders of protection must include a notice to the abuser that it is unlawful for him/her to ship, transport or possess a firearm or ammunition based on these federal laws.1  Go to Federal Gun Laws to get more information.

1 A.C.A. § 9-15-207

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