Americans will be forced to go through a law enforcement background check every time they buy ammunition, if a United States senator from Connecticut gets his way.
"If a felon walks into a store licensed to sell firearms and tries to buy a gun, the store will run an instant background check of an FBI database (National Instant Background Check System, or NICS), and the purchase will be denied," Blumenthal said. "By contrast, if a felon walks into the same store to buy ammunition, he can load up an entire shopping cart with ammunition, pay up, and walk out, no questions asked. The store is not required to run an instant background check for ammo purchases. In fact, the store couldn't run a background check even if it wanted to because the FBI database is only available for firearms purchases, not for ammo."
The bill would ban Teflon-coated bullets, as well as “"incendiary ammunition designed to ignite or explode on contact."
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