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What if I’ve had a protective order filed against me?

If you are currently subject to a permanent victim’s protective order authorized by the Protection from Domestic Abuse Act, you are ineligible for an SDA license.The preclusive period is 3 years from the date of the entry of the final court order, or 60 days from the date the order was vacated, canceled or withdrawn;

Regardless of the date of issue, your license will be denied because you are federally ineligible to possess a firearm if you are currently subject to a court order that 

  1.  was issued after a hearing for which you received actual notice, and had an opportunity to participate; 
  2.  restrains you from harassing, stalking, or threatening an intimate partner of or child of such intimate partner or person, or engaging in other conduct that would place an intimate partner in reasonable fear of bodily injury to the partner or child; and 

(a) includes a finding you represent a credible threat to the physical safety of such intimate partner or child; or 

(b) by its terms explicitly prohibits the use, attempted use, or threatened use of physical force against such intimate partner or child that would reasonably be expected to cause bodily injury;