House Dems want verification, reporting of online ammo sales

Chris Eger for reports:

A proposal would impose a national mandate that those buying ammunition online verify their ID in person with a licensed dealer and report sales over 1,000 rounds to the U.S. Attorney General’s office.

The bill, a update of failed 2013 legislation introduced by Rep. Carol McCarthy, D-NY, would require proof of identification and that sales that exceed a certain amount be reported to the federal government. The framers of the new legislation paint the move as an important safeguard.

“Today, I stood with faith leaders, community members, and elected officials who all agree that we need to take every action available to us to reduce gun violence, and the tragic impact it has on our communities,” said Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman, D-NJ, the author of the legislation that has 30 co-sponsors, all Democrats.

“This bill would take the most basic steps to slow the proliferation of guns and ammunition, helping to prevent events like what we saw in Aurora, Colorado, three years ago. Congress can, and must do more to keep our families safe, and we’re urging them to do just that,” Coleman said.

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