Federal Gun Laws
The following information explains how federal law, which applies in all states, could make it illegal for an abuser to have a gun. This section includes information about orders of protection, criminal convictions, and other circumstances that can affect a person’s right to have a gun under federal law. However, in addition to these federal gun laws, there are also state-specific laws that may apply. In order to fully understand all of the legal protections available, please also read your state’s laws by entering your state in the drop-down menu on our State Gun Laws page.
WomensLaw.org strongly recommends that you get in touch with a domestic violence advocate in your community for more information on gun laws in your area.