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Hastings Law Journal

Authors

Tom Lininger

Abstract

This Article examines the federal statutes that criminalize the possession of firearms by domestic abusers. Professor Lininger discusses a number of factors that have impeded the enforcement of these statutes. He proposes several reforms that would strengthen the gun ban for domestic abusers. Among these proposals are amendments to the statutory language, changes in the procedure for background checks, and revisions of the applicable sentencing guidelines.

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