Legal Information: Federal

Federal Gun Laws

Updated: 
February 25, 2016

Federal Gun Laws

The following information explains how an order of protection, criminal conviction, or other circumstances can affect an abuser’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 our State Gun Laws section.


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.