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Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives

In determining whether a conviction in a State court is a “conviction” of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence, does Federal or State law apply?

State law applies. Therefore, if the State does not consider the person to be convicted, the person would not have the Federal disability.

[18 U.S.C. 921(a)(33), 27 CFR 478.11]