In particular wherein it makes it illegal for anyone convicted of misdemeanor domestic violence to EVER own a gun for the REST OF THEIR LIVES. Or even to have ACCESS to a gun. This is the case even if no gun was involved in the incident. What this means is that if you have no criminal record whatsoever, not even a parking ticket, but you slap your boyfriend, you can be convicted of misdemeanor domestic violence. The Lautenberg Amendment stipulates that you would never be able to own a gun again for the REST OF YOUR LIFE. For those of you who are concerned about our rights to bear arms, this is how they will tear that down...one scenario at a time. It is absolutely ridiculous to have such a severe penalty for a first-time misdemeanor. If you live in a state where a crime can be expunged, that is your only way out. My state has no expungement as an option. Many police officers and military people lost their jobs when this amendment went into effect. There are people who depended on hunting to feed their families, who can now only do so illegally, or with a bow and arrow. And if they are caught with a gun, it is a felony. This is oppression of the people, pure and simple. And there is question if it's even Constitutional. Just getting the word out. It surprises me how many people don't even know about this.