Legal Information: General
State Gun Laws
If you have a restraining order against the abuser or the abuser has a criminal conviction, state gun laws may make it illegal for the abuser to have a gun. In addition to the state-specific gun laws, there are also federal gun laws that could apply. To fully understand all of the legal protections available, it is important that you also read the Federal Gun Laws pages.
Please consider getting help from an organization in your area to better understand local gun laws by going to the Places that Help tab and entering your state in the drop-down menu.
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