Bill would limit large-quantity ammo sales online
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WASHINGTON – Two of Democratic lawmakers have introduced new legislation aimed at regulating the sale of high amounts of gun ammunition online.
Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ) and Rep. Carolyn McCarthy (D=NY) say in a statement that the law would make ammunition purchases “safer for law-abiding Americans who are sick and tired of the ease with which criminals can now anonymously stockpile for mass murder.”
The Democrats used the most recent tragedy that unfolded in Aurora, Colorado as support for the legislation they are pursuing. James Holmes, the lone suspect in the Aurora shooting, is believed to have used high-capacity magazines and was shown to have purchased thousands of round of ammunition online beforehand.
“The shooter who killed 12 and injured 58 in an Aurora, Colorado movie theater this month had purchased over 6,000 rounds of ammunition anonymously on the Internet shortly before going on his killing spree, according to law enforcement officials,” the statement reads.
Lautenberg and McCarthy are both well-known advocates of gun control but they face a rocky road getting any legislation through Congress. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) said last week that there are no plans to bring any gun control bills to the floor and President Obama is not pushing for members to take that plunge during an election year.
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