A conviction for many felonies, and even a misdemeanor Domestic Assault will make it a felony, indeed a federal felony, for you to possess a gun.
The mere issuance of a Domestic Abuse Order for Protection will also prohibit you from passessing a firearm.
Paul B. Ahern is an avid sportsman who takes your right to possess a gun seriously. Unfortunately, not many hunters are attracted to the practice of criminal defense law, and, therefore, one could not expect them to care about your passion for the outdoors. The time to take action to protect your right to possess a firearm is BEFORE you are convicted of Domestic Assault or a Felony. Similarly, you need to take action BEFORE that judge issues a permanent Order for Protection against you.