Trustee Election
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  • LARGE CAPACITY MAGAZINES
  • ARMOR PIERCING AMMUNITION
  • AMMUNITION BACKGROUND CHECKS
Winning Issue » AMMUNITION BACKGROUND CHECKS


Most people think it’s a good idea to keep guns and ammunition out of the hands of criminals and the mentally ill. The National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) is a point-of-sale system for determining eligibility to purchase a firearm. Licensed gun dealers are required to use NICS to determine if a buyer can legally purchase a gun. Federal law prohibits convicted felons, the mentally ill and dangerous persons from possessing both guns and ammunition. However, this law is not enforced for ammunition sales and purchasers are not asked to pass background checks. Sellers of ammunition are unlicensed and are not required to keep sales records -as is required of gun dealers. Similarly, ammunition purchased online can be shipped directly to the purchaser. Safety advocates say we need to screen ammunition purchases for the same reasons we do for gun purchases. Gun advocates oppose any kind of background check that leads to a registration database which they claim could conceivably lead to gun confiscation.


Pending Legislation:
H.R.2283 - Stop Online Ammunition Sales Act of 2015



Options


  • I oppose reforming current ammunition background check policy and wish to defeat H.R.2283 - Stop Online Ammunition Sales Act of 2015, and also wish to donate resources to the campaign committee of either Rep. Paul Ryan or Sen. Mitch McConnell
  • I support prohibiting a licensed firearms dealer from transferring ammunition to any other person who is not licensed unless the licensee contacts the National Instant Criminal Background Check System and verifying the transferee's identity by examining a valid identification document containing a photograph of the transferee, and wish to either reintroduce S.174 - Ammunition Background Check Act of 2013 (113th Congress 2013-2014), or a similar version thereof, and also wish to donate resources to the campaign committee of Sen. Richard Blumenthal (CT) or to an advocate group currently working with this issue
  • I support prohibiting any person except a licensed importer, manufacturer, or dealer from selling, shipping, transporting, or receiving ammunition; prohibiting a licensed importer, manufacturer, or dealer from: selling or delivering ammunition to a person unless the licensee, in the physical presence of the person, has verified the person's identity by examining a valid identification document containing a photograph of such person; requiring ammunition purchases exceeding 1,000 rounds in 5 business days to be reported to local and/or state law enforcement agencies, and wish to pass H.R.2283 - Stop Online Ammunition Sales Act of 2015, and also wish to donate resources to either the campaign committees of Rep. Robert Goodlatte (VA) and/or Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman (NJ) will, or to an advocate group currently working with this issue


Winning Option
  • I support prohibiting a licensed firearms dealer from transferring ammunition to any other person who is not licensed unless the licensee contacts the National Instant Criminal Background Check System and verifying the transferee's identity by examining a valid identification document containing a photograph of the transferee, and wish to either reintroduce S.174 - Ammunition Background Check Act of 2013 (113th Congress 2013-2014), or a similar version thereof, and also wish to donate resources to the campaign committee of Sen. Richard Blumenthal (CT) or to an advocate group currently working with this issue
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Trustee Candidates

If elected as a trustee, the campaign committee of Sen. Richard Blumenthal (CT) will be unconditionally awarded the funds pledged to this issue along with a letter requesting him to favorably consider either reintroducing S.174 - Ammunition Background Check Act of 2013 (113th Congress 2013-2014), or a similar version thereof.

If elected as a trustee, Everytown will be awarded the funds pledged to this issue along with a letter requesting these funds be used to advocate for requiring background checks when purchasing ammunition.

Everytown for Gun Safety, formerly Mayors Against Illegal Guns, is dedicated to making America's cities safer by cracking down on illegal guns. It states that 30,000 Americans are killed every year as a result of gun violence, destroying families and harming communities. Mayors have a responsibility to protect their communities by holding gun offenders and irresponsible gun dealers accountable, demanding access to trace data that is critical to law enforcement efforts to combat illegal gun trafficking, and working with legislators to fix gaps, weaknesses and loopholes in the law that make it far too easy for criminals and other prohibited purchasers to get guns. Everytown supports the Second Amendment and the rights of citizens to own guns. It recognizes that the vast majority of gun dealers and gun owners carefully follow the law. And it knows that a policy that is appropriate for a small town in one region of the country is not necessarily appropriate for a big city in another region of the country. More than 1,000 mayors from big cities and small towns from across the country have joined the coalition of Everytown are all are committed to working with fellow mayors to share best practices, develop innovative policies, and support legislation at the national, state and local levels that will help law enforcement target illegal guns. Everytown supports ammunition background checks as a one solution to attaining their goal.

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Trustee Election - Opening Date
April 9, 2020
Trustee Election - Closing Date
April 15, 2020