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Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives

X was convicted of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence on September 20, 1996, 10 days before the effective date of the statute. He possesses a firearm on October 10, 2004. Does X lawfully possess the firearm?

No. If a person was convicted of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence at any time, he or she may not lawfully possess firearms or ammunition on or after September 30, 1996.

[18 U.S.C. 922(g)(9), 27 CFR 478.32(a)(9)]