A judge sentenced Roderick Covlin to 25 years to life for the murder of his estranged wife. His children had asked for a lesser sentence.
The House turned back a lobbying campaign by the National Rifle Association and expanded gun controls on domestic abusers in a revamped Violence Against Women Act.
The National Rifle Association is trying to defeat a provision in the new Violence Against Women Act that could deny firearms to abusive boyfriends. But Congress is changing.