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This section contains plain-language information about federal gun laws, military protective orders, and other military information related to domestic violence. For plain-language information about immigration remedies that may apply to undocumented victims of abuse, go to our Immigration section. We also include the relevant laws (statutes) in the Selected Federal Statutes section in case you wish to read the actual language of the relevant federal laws.