Closing the Boyfriend Loophole – Gun Legislation and Domestic Violence

  • Posted by Sarah Swiston
  • On December 15, 2022
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In domestic violence relationships, the presence of a gun in the home increases the risk of homicide by 500%. This year, closing the boyfriend loophole, gun legislation, and domestic violence was addressed in federal legislation for the first time in decades.
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