Bill stops dating partner abusers from getting guns

 Washington — A new bill by U.S. Reps. Debbie Dingell, D-Dearborn, and Bob Dold, R-Illinois, aims to include dating partners in the category of domestic abusers who are prohibited from purchasing or owning firearms under federal law.

Federal law currently prohibits people from owning or buying firearms if they are convicted of abusing a spouse, someone they lived with or had a child with, but not those who abused current or former dating partners.

“Abuse of a dating partner is as unacceptable as domestic abuse,” Dingell said Wednesday when introducing the bill.  Read More