The Senate gun bill would close the ‘boyfriend loophole.’ Here’s what that means

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The U.S. Capitol Dome is pictured in Washington on Tuesday, the day Senate negotiators reached a bipartisan agreement on a gun safety bill.

Federal law prevents some convicted domestic abusers from owning a gun, depending on their relationship to the victim. The new gun safety bill would expand that definition to include dating partners.

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