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No ‘good behavior’ exception in firearm law (access required)

Where an individual convicted in 1993 for misdemeanor assault and battery of a family member has demonstrated good behavior during the following 27 years, the prohibition in 18 U.S.C. § 922(g)(9) from possessing a firearm continues to apply because Congress did not provide a sunset clause or a good behavior exception. Background In 1993, Robert Harley was ...