Ortner Center on Violence & Abuse in Relationships

The Boyfriend Loophole in Gun Policy
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Research recently published by Ortner Center director, Susan B. Sorenson and researcher Devan Spear is getting noticed in Washington. We are honored to know that our research has enabled lawmakers to write/sponsor legislation to modify firearm laws related to domestic violence, that include unmarried, non-cohabiting couples.

Read Rep. Debbie Dingell's article for Teen Vogue about changing gun policy to keep domestic abusers from purchasing guns. 


Director, Susan B. Sorenson was interviewed on WHYYNews, March 21, 2018 for their story on efforts in Pennsylvania to change gun policy. 


Read the paper here.