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Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives

What should an individual do if he or she has been convicted of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence?

Individuals subject to this disability should immediately dispose of their firearms and ammunition. ATF recommends that such persons transfer their firearms and ammunition to a third party who may lawfully receive and possess them, such as their attorney, a local police agency, or a Federal firearms dealer. The continued possession of firearms and ammunition by persons under this disability is a violation of law and may subject the possessor to criminal penalties. In addition, such firearms and ammunition are subject to seizure and forfeiture.

[18 U.S.C. 922(g)(9) and 924(d)(1), 27 CFR 478.152]