attack or terrorist actions against the US, including US forces,
and, in certain circumstances, US persons and their property, US
commercial assets, persons in US custody, designated non-US
military forces, and designated foreign persons and their
(d) Combatant Commander Theater-Specific ROE:
1. Combatant commanders may augment these SROE
as necessary by implementing supplemental measures or by
submitting supplemental measures requiring SecDef approval to
2. US commanders shall notify the SecDef,
through the CJCS, as soon as practicable, of restrictions (at
all levels) placed on Secretary of Defense-approved ROE/RUF. In
time critical situations, make SecDef notification concurrently
to the CJCS. When concurrent notification is not possible,
notify the CJCS as soon as practicable after SecDef notification.
(1) The Lautenberg Amendment was an amendment to the Gun
Control Act of 1968. It expanded the group of firearm prohibited
persons to those who have ever been convicted of a misdemeanor
crime of domestic violence. The effect is to make it a felony
for anyone with any DV conviction to own or even handle any
firearm or ammunition. It does not matter if the DV conviction
occurred before the 1996 enactment of the Lautenberg Amendment.
(2) The impact on those in the military is particularly
significant. There is no exception for those in the military
during the scope of their official duties.
(3) Lautenberg also made those under a domestic
restraining order into prohibited persons.
Qualification Criteria for Pistols.
a. Qualification Criteria. All Navy personnel armed with a
pistol are required to qualify on the Navy Handgun Qualification
Course. Category II and above personnel are additionally
required to qualify on the Handgun Practical Weapons Course and
Handgun Lowlight Course annually. Due to safety concerns, there
are no requirements to fire the Handgun Lowlight Course or the
Handgun Practical Weapons Course while at sea. For IA's and
deployed afloat commands, qualification/sustainment may be
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