The U.S. Congress has passed a bipartisan gun safety bill, representing the first federal gun safety legislation to be passed in a generation.
The legislation, which will now be signed into law by President Joe Biden, is limited in scope. But among its provisions is the closing of the so-called “boyfriend loophole” which allows some people with a record of domestic violence to still buy firearms.
Dr. April Zeoli researches the link between intimate partner violence, homicide and gun laws. She explains what the change means – and why it would save lives.