Ammunition Restrictions

Ammunition Restrictions

Federal law (18 U.S.C. § 922[g][1-9]) prohibits certain individuals from possessing firearms, ammunition, or explosives. The penalty for violating this law is ten years imprisonment and/or a $250,000 fine. Further, 18 U.S.C. 3565(b)(2) (probation) and 3583(g)(2) (supervised release) makes it mandatory for the Court to revoke supervision for possession of a firearm. Specifically, 18 U.S.C. § 922(g)(1-9) prohibits the following from possessing, shipping/ transporting, or receiving any firearm or ammunition:

(1) a person convicted of a crime punishable by imprisonment exceeding one year;

(2) a person who is a fugitive from justice;

(3) a person who is an unlawful user of or who is addicted to a controlled substance;

(4) a person who has been adjudicated as a mental defective or who has been admitted to a mental institution;

(5) an alien who is unlawfully in the United States or who has been admitted to the United States under a nonimmigrant visa;

(6) a person who has been discharged from the Armed Forces under dishonorable conditions;

(7) a person who, having been a citizen of the United States, renounces his citizenship;

(8) a person subject to a court order that was issued after a hearing in which the person participated, which order restrains the person from harassing, stalking, or threatening an intimate partner or partner’s child, and which order includes a finding that the person is a credible threat to such partner or partner’s child, or by its terms prohibits the use, attempted use or threatened use of such force against such partner or partner’s child;

(9) a person who has been convicted of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence.

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