Dept of Defense and Dept of Army Response

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Conviction of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence does not include a summary court-martial conviction or nonjudicial punishment under Article 15. The law does not apply to crew served weapons or major weapons systems (tanks, missiles, aircraft, etc.). The law applies to all other Army issue and privately owned firearms and ammunition. The Army policy applies worldwide (including hostile fire areas). Pursuant to the 27 November 2002 DoD Policy Memorandum, felony crimes of domestic violence are now considered qualifying convictions for Lautenberg Amendment purposes.