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States Taking Action to Keep Guns Out of Abusers’ Hands

Hollie Ayers poses for a photo while reminiscing about her late son, Michael, 2, at her home in Bedford, Pa., on Monday, Jan. 18, 2016. Michael was shot and killed in front of her by her abusive ex-husband in 2013. She was shot in the face and the leg. Her ex-husband killed himself after the rampage. More than a dozen states over the past two years have strengthened laws meant to keep firearms out of the hands of domestic abusers, a rare area of consensus in the nation's highly polarized debate over guns. (AP Photo/ John Beale)
Hollie Ayers poses for a photo while reminiscing about her late son, Michael, 2, at her home in Bedford, Pa., on Monday, Jan. 18, 2016. Michael was shot and killed in front of her by her abusive ex-husband in 2013. She was shot in the face and the leg. Her ex-husband killed himself after the rampage. More than a dozen states over the past two years have strengthened laws meant to keep firearms out of the hands of domestic abusers, a rare area of consensus in the nation's highly polarized debate over guns. (AP Photo/ John Beale)

IOWA CITY, Iowa—More than a dozen states have strengthened laws over the past two years to keep firearms out of the hands of domestic abusers,...




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