Another bill introduced today by the one and only Sen Frank Lautenberg...
The bill, called the Stop Online Ammunition Sales Act, aims to keep Americans safe by limiting the ability to anonymously purchase unlimited quantities of ammunition through the internet or other mail-order means. It would also require that ammunition dealers report bulk sales of ammunition to law enforcement.
The Stop Online Ammunition Sales Act works through four components:
- It requires anyone selling ammunition to be a licensed dealer.
- It requires ammunition buyers who are not licensed dealers to present photo identification at the time of purchase, effectively banning the online or mail order purchase of ammo by regular civilians.
- It requires licensed ammunition dealers to maintain records of the sale of ammunition.
- It requires licensed ammunition dealers to report the sale of more than 1,000 rounds of ammunition to an unlicensed person within any five consecutive business days