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  •  As I read it, state law defines when someone (7+ / 0-)

    charged under state law has comitted "a crime of domestic violence" (felony, obviously, or even misdemeanor), after that this federal statute takes over and bars that person from possessing firearms.

    (Still unclear to me is what happens in states like Wyoming where state law restores 2A rights (or at least used to) to even persons convicted of any felony, Wyoming, other state, or even federal. And I apologize for being too lazy to completely research this issue.)

    There can be no protection locally if we're content to ignore the fact that there are no controls globally.

    by oldpotsmuggler on Wed Mar 26, 2014 at 07:26:19 PM PDT

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    •  That's my understanding too. (0+ / 0-)

      The starting point is that under federal law they can not pass a background check, and thus can not buy a gun from an FFL.

      The state level issue is whether they can keep any guns they already own. Many states have no mechanism for removing guns from the homes of those convicted.

      And of course, it's easy for them to rearm via "private sales" by simply not telling the seller they were convicted.

      "The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.” — William Arthur Ward

      by LilithGardener on Fri Mar 28, 2014 at 06:30:22 AM PDT

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