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Gun-control group looks to capitalize on NFL’s domestic violence woes

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Gun-control group looks to capitalize on NFL’s domestic violence woes

The gun control group founded by former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.) is looking to use the National Football League’s nightmarish string of domestic violence scandals to renew its push for stronger federal firearms regulations.

Americans for Responsible Solutions (ARS) issued a report Tuesday linking a trio of incidents involving Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice and other NFL players to the push for tougher laws, even though guns played no role in two of the cases.

Rather, the group is seeking to leverage a surge in public attention on domestic violence by highlighting laws that let accused offenders possess guns.

“Any national dialogue on domestic abuse must include a discussion of the lethal intersection of gun crime and violence against women in the United States, and the loopholes in our federal law that allow individuals — including current NFL players — who have committed domestic violence against a partner but can still access a firearm,” the group said Tuesday.

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