Seven Officers Convicted of Domestic Violence Relinquish Their Guns

The domestic violence provision of the Gun Control Act forced seven Los Angeles Police Department officers who had been convicted of domestic abuse to give up their guns, Chief Bayan Lewis said July 23. The provision, which the federal government passed last year, prohibits anyone with a domestic abuse conviction from carrying a firearm. Lewis made his comments during a news conference where he also announced that he had signed a “special order” which explains to department employees how the law affects them.


The Los Angeles Times -July 24,1997

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