If there is any danger of you being harmed with a gun, you can ask the judge to order that the abuser's guns and Firearm Owner's Identification Card (FOID) be turned over to local law enforcement. This can only happen in certain situations, and only once the abuser has been given the court papers.
A new law now prevents people from having a valid FOID card if they currently have an Order of Protection in effect against them. If your abuser doesn't have a FOID card and they try to apply for one, their application will be automatically rejected.
However, this only applies to a current and valid Order of Protection. When your order expires, your abuser will be free to apply and receive a FOID card, so it's important to renew your order if you still are in danger from your abuser.