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Legal Information: Federal

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Immigration information for victims of domestic violence, crime victims, and others.

The following information explains how an order of protection, criminal conviction, or other circumstances can affect an abuser’s right to have a gun under federal law.  However, in addition to these federal gun laws, there are also state-specific laws that may apply.  In order to fully understand all of the legal protections available, please also read your state’s laws by entering your state in our State Gun Laws section.

Information about military protection orders and confidentiality on military bases.