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Under the Lautenberg Amendment, also known as the Domestic Violence Offender Gun Ban, access to firearms by persons convicted of a crime relating to domestic violence is prohibited.  Similarly, felony convictions will also usually result in a ban against owning a firearm.


As a result, any Soldier  who pleads guilty to, or is convicted of, a crime of domestic violence will be separated from the military.  If you are facing criminal charges, you should ensure that your civilian criminal attorney is aware of your military status, and put that attorney in contact with your TDS Judge Advocate prior to pleading guilty to any offense, including misdemeanor charges.

Legal Memoranda, References and Services

18 USC 922(g)(9), The Domestic Violence Offender Gun Ban


DD Form 2760, Qualification to Possess Firearms or Ammunition


AR 600-20, Army Command Policy