Know the Laws: Michigan
UPDATED October 23, 2012
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Yes. If you have a PPO against your abuser, or if your abuser has been convicted of a felony or domestic violence misdemeanor, then Federal law states that it is illegal for your abuser to buy, own or have a gun in their possession.*
In addition, MI state law says that a person cannot have a license to carry a concealed pistol if:
Note: There are certain requirements that your PPO must meet for it to qualify under Federal law. See the next question to read more about what those requirements are.
If you are not sure if your abuser has been convicted of a domestic violence misdemeanor, see What crimes are considered domestic violence misdemeanors?
To read the definition of a felony, see What is the definition of a felony?
* 18 USC Sec. 922(g)(8); 18 USC Sec. 922(g)(9)
** M.C.L.A. § 28.425b(7)