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Legal Information: Federal

Federal Gun Laws

Laws current as of
August 29, 2018

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.