WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 15: Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) speaks to Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX) during a hearing on "Protecting America’s Children From Gun Violence" with the Senate Judiciary Committee at the U.S. Capitol on June 15, 2022 in Washington, DC. As the Senate negotiates a bipartisan gun legislation framework, the committee heard from medical experts, victims of gun violence and law enforcement officers from major cities. (Photo by Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images)

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic and Republican senators are at odds over how to keep firearms from dangerous people. Bargainers are struggling to finalize details of a gun violence compromise in time for their self-imposed deadline of holding votes in Congress next week. Lawmakers said Thursday they remained divided over how to define abusive dating partners so they could be legally barred from purchasing firearms. Disagreements were also unresolved over proposals to send money to states that have “red flag” laws that let authorities temporarily confiscate guns from people deemed dangerous by courts, and to other states for their own violence prevention programs.