US National Rifle Association wants to keep a loophole allowing people convicted of abuse to own firearms.
A loophole in US laws allows people convicted of domestic and sexual abuse to own guns and the US’s biggest gun lobby – the National Rifle Association – wants politicians to keep it that way.
But ahead of a vote in Congress, survivors of attacks are calling for that loophole to be closed.
Al Jazeera’s Alan Fisher reports from Virginia.
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