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If someone was charged 2 counts of battery domestic violence 25 years ago can he purchase a gun in the state of fla and and this was hisfirst time in trouble with the law and he serverd only probation

Lawyer's Assistant: What was the conviction for exactly? Have all appeals been exhausted?

There was no trial and only one case

Lawyer's Assistant: In what state did this occur?

Fla

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Hi, my name is ***** ***** welcome to Just Answer.

You haven't indicated whether the offenses were felonies or misdemeanors, but for our purposes it won't make a difference. Under federal law, any offense involving domestic violence permanently bars a person from owning, using, or possessing any firearm or ammunition. (18 U.S.C. 922(g)(9).) Under Florida law, in order to be eligible to own or possess a firearm and ammunition, you have to be eligible under the federal law.

This particular section of the law is known as the "Lautenberg Amendment" and was passed back in 1996; however, even if your conviction was before the date the law went into effect, it still applies to you.

This law is presently under scrutiny by the Trump administration and there may be some good news in the future, but as of right now you are not able to purchase a firearm.

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