I do not have a restraining order against the abuser, and s/he has not been convicted of a domestic violence misdemeanor or felony, is there anything I can do?
In Guam, an identification card for a firearm application cannot be issued if the abuser:
- is a convicted felon;
- is not a citizen or legal permanent resident;
- is presently charged with a crime;
- has been adjudicated incompetent;
- has been committed to a mental institution;
- is under 18 years of age;
- violated the Uniform Controlled Substances Act;
- has (within 10 years) been convicted of any misdemeanor where there was personal injury or the firearms is a factor in the offense; or
- has been determined by the police chief to suffer from physical or mental disease, which would negatively affect his ability to safely use a firearm.1
If none of these situations apply, you can still make a plan for your safety. See our Safety Planning page for more information. You can also contact your local domestic violence organization for additional help. You may want to talk to them about whether leaving the area - either long term or for a little while - might help improve your safety. See our GU Advocates and Shelters page to find a local domestic violence organization near you.
1 10 GCA § 60108(b)
I've read through all of this information, and I am still confused. What can I do?
Trying to understand both federal and state gun laws can be confusing, but there are people out there who can help you better understand the law and your rights under the law.
- You can write to our Email Hotline.
- You can contact a local domestic violence organization in your area. See our GU Advocates and Shelters page for referrals.
- You can also contact the National Center on Protection Orders and Full Faith & Credit to get more information about the federal firearm law and how it applies to you: 1-800-903-0111, ext. 2