“If we’re ever going to really take on the gun violence epidemic in this country, we need to regulate ammo accessibility. This bill aims to protect the American public from the devastating violence that occurs when individuals have access to unlimited amounts of weaponry,” the representative added. The AMMO Act would also extend the ban on straw purchase prohibitions on firearms to ammunition, making it unlawful for people to buy ammunition and then give it to others, according to the bill’s sponsors. Should the AMMO Act be passed, individuals will face restrictions on bulk purchases of ammo, depending on the type of ammunition. One cannot buy more than 100 rounds of .50 caliber ammo, and no more than 1000 rounds for other types of ammunition in a five-day period, according to the bill’s sponsors. “No family should endure the pain of losing a loved one to gun violence,” said Representative Debbie Wasserman-Schultz. “I’m proud to work with Congressman Robert Garcia and Senator Warren to introduce comprehensive legislation closing the ammunition loophole in our gun safety laws. This bill will save lives.”
Gun violence is a national epidemic that requires a national solution, yet there are essentially no federal regulations governing the sales of ammunition. @SenWarren and I are changing that with the AMMO Act. pic.twitter.com/wR3GqiaQi4— Congressman Robert Garcia (@RepRobertGarcia) November 2, 2023
This article appeared originally on The Western Journal.