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Legal Information: Iowa

State Gun Laws

January 11, 2021

If the abuser's gun is taken away, what will happen to it?

If the abuser’s gun is ordered to be taken due to your protective order, the order will state that the abuser cannot have any firearms, weapons, and ammunition in his/her possession. The abuser will most likely be given directions to deliver the gun(s) to the sheriff department or local law enforcement agency for safe keeping while the protective order is in effect. When the protective order expires, the gun may be returned to the abuser.1

1 IA ST § 236.5(b)(2)