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Legal Information: California

State Gun Laws

April 2, 2020

I have a temporary ex parte restraining order against the abuser. Can the abuser have a gun?

No. In California, the abuser cannot have or buy a gun once s/he has been served with a temporary ex parte order.1 You will see this stated in items #10-11 on page two of your DV-110 (“Temporary Restraining Order and Notice of Hearing”) form.

1 Ann.Cal.Fam.Code §§ 6218; 6389(a)