DD Form 2760 Qualification to Possess Firearms or Ammunition

DD Form 2760, Qualification to Possess Firearms or Ammunition

DD Form 2760, Qualification to Possess Firearms or Ammunition is a form issued by the Department of Defense (DoD) for purposes of collecting information necessary to determine if a service member had been convicted of domestic violence or other crime that would disqualify them from possessing, transporting, shipping, or receiving both Government-issued and private firearms and ammunition. The DD 2760 is also used to determine if a reassignment, reclassification, or other administrative action is warranted towards the service member filing the form.

The form - sometimes incorrectly referred to as the DA Form 2760 - was last revised in December 2002. A fillable up-to-date DD Form 2760 is available for download and digital filing below or can be found on the Executive Services Directorate website.

The Gun Control Act of 1968

The DD 2760 is sometimes called the "Lautenberg Act DD Form 2760". The form received the name due to being connected to the Domestic Violence Amendment (or the "Lautenberg Amendment") to the Gun Control Act of 1968.

According to this law, no one convicted of a misdemeanor of domestic violence is allowed to receive, possess, ship, or transport any ammunition or firearms. The Act also determines the selling or disposition of firearms and ammunition to anyone known or reasonably believed to have been convicted of domestic violence to be a felony.

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DD Form 2760 Instructions

The DD 2760 Form filing process is simple with all lines of the form being mostly self-explanatory.

  1. The form includes two sections in total: Section I contains instructions and a list of conditions under which a person is regarded as having committed a crime of domestic violence.
  2. Section 2 is called the Qualification Inquiry.
  • The first block requires the information on whether you have ever been convicted of domestic violence as described in the previous section and requires entering your initials and the date of filing in the corresponding box. Get legal assistance or contact a private attorney if you are not sure that you have been convicted in connection to domestic violence.
  • If your answer to the first question was YES, you must continue to block two and provide details on the conviction. The required information includes the name of the court and its jurisdiction, the docket or case number, the statute, the charge, and the date of conviction. If the answer was NO, this part must be left blank.
  • The third part of Section II requires personal identifying information. This includes your name, rank, SSN, etc. This data is necessary to verify your identity.

The DD Form 2760 should be verified with your signature and submitted to a commander or immediate supervisor within ten days after receiving the form.

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