WomensLaw is not just for women. We serve and support all survivors, no matter their sex or gender.
Legal Information: Arkansas
Updated: September 22, 2018
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
© 2008–2019 WomensLaw.org is a project of the National Network to End Domestic Violence, Inc. All rights reserved. This website is funded in part through a grant from the Office for Victims of Crime, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice. Neither the U.S. Department of Justice nor any of its components operate, control, are responsible for, or necessarily endorse, this website (including, without limitation, its content, technical infrastructure, and policies, and any services or tools provided). NNEDV is a 501©(3) non-profit organization; EIN 52-1973408.