Democrats propose limits on online ammo sales
July 30th, 2012
10:14 PM ET
10 years ago

Democrats propose limits on online ammo sales

Washington (CNN) - Two Democratic lawmakers took on the hot-button political issue of gun control Monday, introducing legislation that would effectively ban online ammunition sales.

Longtime gun control advocates Sen. Frank Lautenberg, D-New Jersey, and Rep. Carolyn McCarthy, D-New York, introduced the bill that they said would prevent buyers from purchasing unlimited quantities of ammunition through the Internet or through the mail. The bill would also require ammunition dealers to report bulk ammo sales to law enforcement.


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  1. once upon a horse

    good luck with THAT my friends....the NRA will be grading you and watching who is in favor of this so be ready. Besides ammo sales mean MONEY for right wing supporters and that is the bottom line.

    July 30, 2012 10:24 pm at 10:24 pm |
  2. Sheriff JOE

    We already got ammo coming out our ears

    July 30, 2012 11:27 pm at 11:27 pm |
  3. MaryM

    Its about time

    July 30, 2012 11:35 pm at 11:35 pm |
  4. Thomas

    It's a start !

    July 31, 2012 12:42 am at 12:42 am |
  5. Mike

    Obama's new ad says that Romney twisted his words about small business creation. Romney told the truth. Here is the paragraph from Obama's speech:

    If you were successful, somebody along the line gave you some help. There was a great teacher somewhere in your life. Somebody helped to create this unbelievable American system that we have that allowed you to thrive. Somebody invested in roads and bridges. If you’ve got a business. you didn’t build that. Somebody else made that happen. The Internet didn’t get invented on its own. Government research created the Internet so that all the companies could make money off the Internet

    Remember, Obama approved this last ad that denies having said that "If you've got a business, you didn't build that."

    July 31, 2012 01:43 am at 1:43 am |
  6. Angela

    Good deal. Too many people are dying across America

    July 31, 2012 02:27 am at 2:27 am |
  7. Common Sense

    I"m for it and lets go a step further and regulate Hollywood! is that too much to ask?

    July 31, 2012 02:28 am at 2:28 am |
  8. tammyk tammy

    Guess I will have to listen to my Republican NRA member Dad's rhetoric on how the Nazis and Stalin took over using gun control. Funny because he only owns a couple of rifles to hunt deer and rabbits. YEP,He's really gonna hold off the Communist infiltrators with that deer rifle and one box of shells. I however fully support this idea. Wish the NRA members would use common sense instead of overblown hype and fear mongering. If anyone tried to invade the U.S., it would probably be following a nuclear war or another 911 type of attack. There is no type of gun that is going to protect you in those scenarios. Military guns are not used for home defense and only put all of us at the mercy of the violent crazies.

    July 31, 2012 04:51 am at 4:51 am |
  9. Marie MD

    That's a start and they should make sure to bring in the FBI when somebody buys bullet proof vest/pants/neck and groin protectors. Six thousand rounds of ammunition and nobody batted an eye?
    I don't think that CT5 (I think that is the name of the company) that sold this killer his equipment could have thought that he was going to go play painball!!!
    It's all about the money. There's no respect for human life anymore.

    July 31, 2012 06:34 am at 6:34 am |