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IPFS News Link • Gun Rights


•, by Emily Post

This means that to buy ammunition from a licensed dealer – or a private sale – you would have to get the same FBI background check as you do to buy a gun. A gun-rights group and a Republican member of the committee are trying to stop it.

The provision is hidden in the Democrats' report that accompanies the Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies appropriations bill for 2023.  Gun Owners of America (GOA) sent an alert to Congress to warn that if the bill gets passed as written, it infringes on Second Amendment rights…

If this funding bill gets passed, Congress directs the Government Accountability Office (GAO) to report –within one year– on "how best to implement a requirement that background checks be conducted for all ammunition sales, including sales by Federal firearms licensees and private sellers."

There is currently no federal law for background checks for ammunition. You can just buy it in the store or online over the counter —unless you live in the few states that have this law…

GOA is actively trying to get the provision removed.