Legal Information: Idaho

State Gun Laws

Updated: 
July 16, 2017

I have a protection order against the abuser. Can s/he keep a gun or buy a new gun?

Under Idaho state law, anyone who has a domestic violence protection order against him/her cannot get a license to carry concealed weapons.  The law clarifies that the protection order must restrain him/her from harassing, stalking or threatening an intimate partner, his/her own child, or a child of the intimate partner; or restrain him/her from engaging in other conduct that would place an intimate partner in reasonable fear of bodily injury to the partner or a child.*


Federal laws, which apply to all states, restrict an abuser's right to have a gun if you have a protection order against him/her that meets certain requirements even if the judge does not specifically include on the order that s/he cannot have a gun.  Go to the Federal Gun Laws page to get more information.


* ID Code § 18-3302(11)(m)