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Legal Information: U.S. Virgin Islands

State Gun Laws

December 7, 2020

What is the penalty for violating the gun prohibition in a restraining order?

In Virgin Islands, anyone who violates a restraining order, including the firearm provision, can be fined $1,000 if there is no threat of bodily harm.  There is a fine of $5,000 if there was a previous offense and risk of bodily harm.  There is a $15,000 fine if there is a previous offense or not, but there was a threat with a weapon.1

There may also be federal penalties.  See Federal Gun Laws for more information.

1 16 V.I.C. § 99(b)