DD Form 2760 can come in handy if you are looking to obtain a firearms permit from the Department of Defense or change the details on your current permit. That said, it can only be used by military personnel and should not be confused with DA Form 2760. In this article, we review DD Form 2760, which can be found on the Executive Services Directorate website.
What Is DD Form 2760?
DD Form 2760, Qualification to Possess Firearms or Ammunition, is a formal document used to gather information to decide whether a service member qualifies to possess, ship, transport, or receive private and government-owned firearms and ammunition. It identifies whether the subject has been convicted or a crime like domestic violence that challenges their eligibility. Additionally, it determines whether the service member warrants an administrative action like reclassification or reassignment.
DD Form 2760 (Qualification to Possess Firearms or Ammunition)
DD Form 2760: Instructions
Nearly all the lines in the DD Form 2760 are self-explanatory, which means you can complete the form without much direction. Nonetheless, here are some pointers to guide you:
Section I, Instructions
Section 1 of the DD Form 2760 contains a list of instructions and conditions explaining the criteria for determining whether a person is regarded as committed a domestic violence crime.
Section 2, Qualification Inquiry
Section 2 of the form consists of the following 3 parts:
The first part draws from the criteria provided in section 1 and requires information showing whether you have been convicted of domestic violence. Next to your answer, you will be expected to enter your initials and the date for when you provided the information. If you are unsure of the answer, contact a private attorney to learn about any previous convictions.
If you answered NO to the first part, you should leave this section blank. If you answered YES, provide the following details about your conviction:
- Name of the court
- Court’s jurisdiction
- The statute
- Your case number or docket
- The charges
- Your conviction date
The third part will collect your personal identifying information to verify your identity. This includes your name, Social Security Number, rank, etc.
Section 3, Verification
The last section of the DD Form 2760 is for verification and requires your signature. Once you sign the form, you should submit it to your commander or immediate supervisor within 10 days.
Elements of DD Form 2760
A DD Form 2760 is a very important, formal, military document and should only contain accurate information, especially if you plan to apply for a gun permit in the future. The form contains the following key elements:
- Firearm Ownership Conditions – This is the first section that lays out the criteria for firearm ownership depending on factors like a criminal record.
- Domestic Violence Record – This part consists of a fillable questionnaire that collects information about whether the person completing the form has ever been convicted of domestic violence.
- Personal Information – The last section contains the personal details of the person completing the form, including their name, contact information, and address.
How to Fill
DD Form 2760 was last revised in December of 2002. It is very straightforward and easy to complete, especially when completed online. Here are the steps:
- Obtain an up-to-date copy of the form and open an editable version of the document.
- Supply your name, official identification details, and contact information.
- Use the checkmark to show your choices in the multiple-answer sections. Contact an attorney if you need help filling the domestic violence conviction section.
- Proofread your answers for accuracy.
- Create an electronic sign and sign the completed form. Alternatively, print out the document and hand sign it.
- Save and print the completed form and share it with your immediate supervisor or commander. This should be done within at least 10 days of receiving the form.
Where Can I Get a DD Form 2760?
You can find an updated version of the DD Form 2760 on some online sites or the Executive Services Directorate website.
DD Form 2760, Qualification to Possess Firearms or Ammunition, is sometimes also referred to as the “Lautenberg Act DD Form 2760.” The name is a nod to its connection with the Lautenberg Amendment, more commonly called the Domestic Violence Amendment to the Gun Control Act of 1968. Generally, the law prevents anyone convicted of domestic violence misdemeanor from possessing, receiving, or transporting firearms and ammunition. Consequently, the form itself serves to uphold the Act.