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NRA representative with alleged history of abuse barred from owning guns

The National Rifle Association’s field representative for New York City and surrounding suburbs has been barred from owning guns.

Suffolk County authorities filed misdemeanor charges of assault and endangering the welfare of a child and a noncriminal charge of harassment against the NRA's Richard D’Alauro following a domestic disturbance with his wife in their Long Island home. He pleaded guilty to the harassment charge, admitting that he intended to “harass, annoy or alarm” his wife “by subjecting her to physical contact,” according to a transcript of the proceedings obtained by the New York Daily News.

As a result of the charge, police confiscated a total of 39 firearms from D’Alauro's home, and a judge barred him from owning or purchasing additional guns until October 2013. But after the fall deadline passes, police will be forced to return D'Alauro's arsenal and he will once again be allowed to purchase more.

Federal and state law prohibit convicted domestic abusers from purchasing firearms, but those restrictions do not apply to D'Alauro because his offense is below the level of a misdemeanor.

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