It is a little gray depending on the state. Federally he should not be permanently prohibited for a temporary ex parte hearing for domestic violence restraining order. It seems like a gray area given the Judges order and depending on Washington state law. If the order is made permanent or temporary after his Oct 15th hearing, he will be Federally prohibited. The order as is would prevent him from buying a firearm because that would violate his order. He would have to answer yes to one of the questions on the 4473 that would require explaining or face a Federal felony.Oh, the irony !
So, how does that work with his duty weapon and patrol rifle ? Honest question.