The abuser uses a gun for his/her job. Does the law still apply?
Maybe. If the abuser is a law enforcement officer, military employee or government employee, and s/he is prohibited from having a gun becuase of an order for protection, then s/he might be able to continue to use his/her gun for work purposes, but not for personal use.
However, if the abuser has been convicted of a felony or a domestic violence misdemeanor, then under federal law, s/he abuser cannot buy or have a gun, even if s/he is a police officer or a military employee.1
If you are confused or not sure whether or not the abuser can still use a gun for work purposes, you can talk to a domestic violence advocate in your area or call the National Center on Protection Orders and Full Faith & Credit to find out more information: 1-800-903-0111 x2.
To find a domestic violence advocate in your area, please go to our IN Places that Help page.
1 18 U.S.C. § 925(a)(1)