Democrats Reintroduce Bill to Require Background Check When Buying Ammo
Democrats Reintroduce Bill to Require Background Check When Buying Ammo By Michael W. Chapman for CNS News
TDC Note – Blumenthal is a bought and paid for sock puppet for the deep state. He is an enemy of the Constitution and the citizens of the U.S..
Democratic Congress members reintroduced the Ammunition Background Check Act on Wednesday, legislation that would require people to undergo an instant, universal background check through the federal NICS databaseeverytime they purchase gun ammunition.
The lead sponsors of the bill are Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) and Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.). The proposal is known as ‘Jaime’s Law,” in honor of Jaime Guttenberg, one of the 17 victims of the shooting at the Marjory Stonemen Douglas High School in February 2018.
“Ammunition sales should be subject to the same legal requirements that should govern firearm sales: universal background checks,” said Sen. Blumenthal on Wednesday at the Capitol. “The same laws that prevent dangerous individuals from purchasing firearms also prohibit them from amassing arsenals of ammunition, with one major loophole: there are no background checks for ammunition sales to enforce the law.”
“Closing this ludicrous loophole is a common sense component of a comprehensive strategy to reduce gun violence,” said Blumenthal.
“Criminals and domestic abusers can’t own firearms under federal law, and they’re not supposed to be able to buy the ammunition, either,” said Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.). “But it’s tough to enforce the law without requiring background checks for ammunition purchases. Jamie’s Law is a commonsense bill that would prevent people who shouldn’t be buying ammunition or guns from endangering themselves or others.”
As explained in a statement, the proposed legislation would require “all buyers of ammunition to undergo an instant background check under the same FBI National Instant Background Check System (NICS), the same quick and easy process that applies to the purchase of firearms.