Senate Gun Bill Closes 'Boyfriend Loophole,' Gives Abusers Chance 'To Straighten Up'

Posted on AllSides June 22nd, 2022
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Jabin Botsford

WASHINGTON — The bipartisan gun safety legislation unveiled in the Senate this week would close the notorious “boyfriend loophole” — with a catch.

Dating partners convicted of domestic violence misdemeanors would lose their gun rights under the proposal, but only for five years if they avoid committing another violent offense.

Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas), the lead Republican negotiator, said the opportunity for someone to get their guns back is an incentive “for people who have made a mistake and have committed domestic violence and received a misdemeanor conviction to straighten...

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