Criminal Defense Attorney Anastasia Tramontozzi explains that while not all assault on female cases occur in domestic settings, for the purposes of owning firearms, these are all treated as such by federal law. The two parties don’t even have to know each other. The only requirements are, the accused must be a male 18 or older and the accuser must be a female. If he is found guilty or pleads guilty, he loses his Constitutional right to possess a firearm. So, while assault on a female cases may not be domestic cases technically, the law considers them domestic cases and the consequences are as severe.