The National Journal has reported that the National Rifle Association (NRA) in America will oppose the renewal of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) which was first signed into law in 1994 but lapsed last month after Congress did not extend it.
The Act calls for the tightening of gun laws for domestic abusers but the NRA is calling it a 'poison pill'.
VAWA provides funds for programs aimed at preventing domestic violence.
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