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Idaho law does not:

• Prohibit individuals convicted of domestic violence misdemeanors from possessing firearms or ammunition (unlike federal law );

• Prohibit individuals subject to domestic violence protective orders from possessing firearms or ammunition (unlike federal law );1

• Require courts to notify domestic abusers when they become prohibited from possessing firearms or ammunition under federal law ;

• Require the surrender of firearms or ammunition by domestic abusers who have become prohibited from possessing firearms or ammunition under federal law ; or

• Explicitly authorize or require the removal of firearms or ammunition at the scene of a domestic violence incident.

 See our Domestic Violence and Firearms policy summary for a comprehensive discussion of this issue. 

  1. However, Idaho does prohibit persons subject to certain protective orders from receiving a license to carry a concealed weapon. Idaho Code Ann. § 18-3302(11)(l).[]