This document describes firearms prohibitions and their application to military servicemembers and veterans.

Several studies estimate the rate of intimate partner violence (IPV) perpetration in the military from 13.3 percent to 47 percent among male active duty servicemembers, and 13.5 percent to 42 percent among male veterans. While the intersection of IPV and the military is not a new issue, there has been a significant increase in public discussion regarding domestic violence, firearms, and the military due to the recent Texas church shooting in Sutherland Springs. Some of this discussion has involved the firearms and ammunition prohibitions found in the Federal Gun Control Act (18 USC 922).

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