Pledging
These are the original issues in this subcategory
  • 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



Polling 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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Pledge Period - Opening Date
May 28, 2020
Pledge Period - Closing Date
June 10, 2020
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