A freshman Democratic congresswoman has introduced legislation that would restrict online sales of ammunition.
The bill would require that federally licensed ammunition dealers confirm the identify of their customers by verifying a photo identification and if those customers purchase more than 1,000 rounds within five consecutive days, their identities would be passed along to the U.S. Attorney General.
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“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,” Watson Coleman said.
Watson Coleman has the support of her Democratic colleague in the House, Rep. Frank Pallone, who is also from New Jersey. Pallone, also at the press conference Monday, is an original cosponsor of the bill.
“Far too many times, we have seen the shocking images of unspeakable gun violence that could have been prevented,” Pallone said. “Our bill to limit the online sale of ammunition is a long-overdue common sense reform that I am hopeful will spark Congress to put aside party difference and come together to help prevent such senseless tragedies.”
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The Hill pointed out that Watson Coleman was one of several Democrats to boycott the speech by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to a joint session of Congress earlier this year.
h/t: Bearing Arms
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