Bipartisan deal would add gun restrictions for more domestic abusers

The final bill hasn't been written yet, but senators say it includes "red flag" style laws like

Colorado's where people can ask judges to take guns from those who are a danger to themselves or others.

It also includes enhanced background checks and school safety and mental health programs.

The proposal would also address what is known as the "boyfriend loophole,"

which would ban dating partners from owning guns if they had been convicted of domestic violence against their partners.

Current federal law bars only domestic abusers who are married to,

live with or have a child with a victim from having a firearm.

In 2020 in Colorado, more than half of the people killed as a result of domestic violence were

shot with a gun, according to state data. Most often, the victims were killed by their intimate partners.