Summary

1/3/2013--Introduced.Stop Online Ammunition Sales Act of 2013 - Amends the federal criminal code to require the licensing of ammunition dealers. Prohibits any person except a licensed importer, manufacturer,... Read More

Status

This bill was introduced on Jan 3, 2013, in a previous session of Congress, but was not passed.

Bill Text

A BILL

To require face to face purchases of ammunition, to require licensing of ammunition dealers, and to require reporting regarding bulk purchases of ammunition.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

This Act may be cited as the ``Stop Online Ammunition Sales Act of 2013''.

SEC. 2. LIMITATIONS ON PURCHASES OF AMMUNITION.

(a) Licensing of Ammunition Dealers.-- (1) In general.--Section 923(a) of title 18, United States Code, is amended in the matter preceding paragraph (1), in the first sentence, by striking ``, or importing or manufacturing'' and inserting ``or''. (2) Conforming amendment.--Section 921(a)(11)(A) of title 18, United States Code, is amended by inserting ``or ammunition'' after ``firearms''. (b) Requirement for Face to Face Sales of and Licensing To Sell Ammunition.--Section 922 of such title is amended-- (1) in subsection (a)(1)-- (A) by striking ``for any person--'' and all that follows through ``(A) except'' and inserting ``(A) for any person except''; and (B) by striking subparagraph (B) and inserting the following: ``(B) for-- ``(i) any person except a licensed importer, licensed manufacturer, or licensed dealer, to-- ``(I) sell ammunition, except that this subclause shall not apply to a sale of ammunition by a person to a licensed importer, licensed manufacturer, or licensed dealer; or ``(II) engage in the business of importing or manufacturing ammunition, or in the course of such business, to ship, transport, or receive any ammunition; or ``(ii) a licensed importer, licensed manufacturer,...

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290 Supporting
4541 Opposing
6% 94%

State: CA

28 Supporting
335 Opposing
8% 92%

District: 1st

0 Supporting
13 Opposing
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H.R. 142 would require face to face purchases of ammunition, licensing of ammunition dealers, and the reporting of multiple sales or other dispositions of more than 1,000 rounds of ammunition to an unlicensed person at one time or during any five (5) consecutive business days.

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This bill would require the face-to-face purchase of ammunition, the licensing of ammunition dealers, and the reporting of any purchase of bulk ammunition (any purchase greater than 1000 rounds). Bulk ammunition is not a crime problem. In fact, very few criminal incidents have ever involved the use of more than 30 rounds. Since this bill would do nothing to reduce crime, we must consider that the true intention of this bill is to make it more difficult for law abiding citizens to obtain ammunition. If the government cannot regulate our firearms, the next best thing would be the regulation of ammunition.

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This bill would require the face-to-face purchase of ammunition, the licensing of ammunition dealers, and the reporting of any purchase of bulk ammunition (any purchase greater than 1000 rounds). Bulk ammunition is not a crime problem. In fact, very few criminal incidents have ever involved the use of more than 30 rounds. Since this bill would do nothing to reduce crime, we must consider that the true intention of this bill is to make it more difficult for law abiding citizens to obtain ammunition.

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Florida Carry 2 years ago

Your are not my Father, nor my Brother nor my Husband, Government needs to say out of our lives... Quit Trying to Trample on the 2nd Amendment to forward your gun grabbings agenda!

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Next-Gen Patriots 2 years ago

As with HR 142, this bill would require the face-to-face purchase of ammunition, the licensing of ammunition dealers, and the reporting of any purchase of bulk ammunition. Bulk ammunition is not a crime problem. In fact, very few criminal incidents have ever involved the use of more than 30 rounds. Since this bill would do nothing to reduce crime, we must consider that the true intention of this bill is to make it more difficult for law abiding citizens to obtain ammunition. If the government cannot regulate our firearms, the next best thing would be the regulation of ammunition.

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Users Supporting

I support The Stop Online Ammunition Sales Act because...We need stronger bill for gun's and ammuntion. Control the problem, . Gun's and ammuntion need to be registerd like our cars. When you buy, when you sell and each year to renew. money and taxes each year, each time the gun is resold. No one should be able to buy a gun without classes-more money for the goverment. We need to enlarge the Brady bill, enfore the law's on gun's. I am not aginst ownership--I am for regeistrion, classes, licesence renwed each year. No gun's to minors. Gun show's MUST be by law regulated.

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TN
6
Anonymous520951
TN-6
8 months ago

I support The Stop Online Ammunition Sales Act because...it is a reasonable gun control measure.

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NJ
5
Anonymous332730
NJ-5
1 year ago

I support H.R. 142: Stop Online Ammunition and AK47 Sales Act of 2013 because... Jobs are the key to stop people from buying guns jobs for all who are in Big City Limits.Iam a Veteran and i dont get in trouble and i don't go out at night because crime is high due to a lack of jobs . Guns don't kill, jobless and uneducated buyers kill. Make a bill so Owner who own gun are held responsible for owning a weapon and poor safety practices .Put down your guns and save lives of others. Guns are not Toys. If you want a gun join the Army and Serve a i and my brothers served . No room for accident owning a gun . I don't own any weapon the only one i own was issued to me by Uncle Sam. Glad to have turned it in. Education is the key to stop the Killing by online sales of weapons . Safety First , Weapon Rules Of Engagement , Weapon Safety must be trained before you own a Weapon . So Please Stop the on line sales of weapons because you can't see who is getting the mail.

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NY
8
1968mlyoung
NY-8
1 year ago

I support H.R. 142: Stop Online Ammunition Sales Act of 2013 because...It's simple, we control the purchase of Sudifed, but anyone can obtain ammunition? This is one of the easiest ways to slow gun violence.

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VA
11
Thanton67
VA-11
1 year ago

I support H.R. 142: Stop Online Ammunition Sales Act of 2013 because... Even though I feel this is just a stepping stone for the gun-grabbers maybe this might stop the next militia who is foolishly thinking of overthrowing the government,.

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NY
2
Anonymous2424164
NY-2
1 year ago

I support H.R. 142: Stop Online Ammunition Sales Act of 2013 because I object to granting anonymity to people who make bulk ammunition purchases. I think that they ought to be required by law to show valid I.D.s and their gun licenses to make such purchases. I do not like living in constant fear of when and where the next mass shooting of human beings will occur.

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GA
9
bl102455
GA-9
1 year ago

Users Opposing

I oppose The Stop Online Ammunition Sales Act because... with HR 142, this bill would require the face-to-face purchase of ammunition, the licensing of ammunition dealers, and the reporting of any purchase of bulk ammunition. Bulk ammunition is not a crime problem. In fact, very few criminal incidents have ever involved the use of more than 30 rounds. Since this bill would do nothing to reduce crime, we must consider that the true intention of this bill is to make it more difficult for law abiding citizens to obtain ammunition. If the government cannot regulate our firearms, the next best thing would be the regulation of ammunition.

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KY
1
KyVette
KY-1
6 months ago

I oppose The Stop Online Ammunition Sales Act because it is ridiculous on its face. Ammunition is a commodity just like any other bought and sold through the internet and the current amount of regulation concerning its sale is sufficient. If their are ammo sellers breaking the law then perhaps a better solution is an FBI/ATF joint taskforce. Another law will do nothing to stop black market sales through the internet.

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AZ
1
Frobisher
AZ-1
6 months ago

I oppose The Stop Online Ammunition Sales Act because it is pointless. It will do nothing to reduce gun or any other kind of violence, and is likely to increase violence as it hampers law abiding citizens in exercising their second amendment right to keep and bear arms in the cause of self-defense.

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VA
1
gherlone
VA-1
6 months ago

I oppose The Stop Online Ammunition Sales Act because...I am a law abiding citizen who enjoys shooting. I do order ammo online because it is cheaper than local retail. Banning online sale of ammunition will do nothing to stop gun violence.

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CO
6
panman06
CO-6
6 months ago

I oppose The Stop Online Ammunition Sales Act because…This is ridiculous , it is a constitutional right to own and bear arms and any effort to side step that right,…which this is,…is just wrong. Rather….enforce tougher penalties on those who misuse fire arms….who kill people,….punish the evil people who use fire arms in illegal ways. Do not punish the honest Americans who want them for hunting or personal protection from those who would impart harm upon them. People have a right to protect themselves and their families from those who would do them harm….foreign and domestic.

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NC
13
mjgboiler
NC-13
7 months ago

I oppose The Stop Online Ammunition Sales Act because this could potentially impact the price of ammunition and create a permanent ammunition shortage in parts of the Country. Particularly the parts of the Country where ammo is hard to find like the San Francisco Bay Area. This is another attack on the 2nd Amendment rights of the American People. Millions of people responsibly purchase ammunition online and enjoy the convenience of having their ammunition brought to the front door. H.R. 142 is another form of unconstitutional infringement and gives Government and State Agencies an upper hand. H.R. 142 will not lower crime any more than preventing the purchase of knives over the internet. Criminals existed before 1781 and Tyrannical Governments prior to 1776. Limiting the purchase of ammunition could be compared to limiting the amount of guns a person can own. Ammunition without a gun/weapon is useless and a weapon without ammunition is useless. The two are not mutually exclusive they are part of a system design. They are equally protected under the 2nd Amendment. H.R. 142 is an infringement any way you cut it. I strongly encourage you to oppose H.R. 142

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CA
18
RichTinker
CA-18
7 months ago

Bill Summary

1/3/2013--Introduced.Stop Online Ammunition Sales Act of 2013 - Amends the federal criminal code to require the licensing of ammunition dealers. Prohibits any person except a licensed importer, manufacturer, or dealer from: (1) selling ammunition, with an exception for a sale of ammunition to a licensed importer, manufacturer, or dealer; or (2) engaging in the business of importing or manufacturing ammunition, or in the course of such business, from shipping, transporting, or receiving ammunition. Prohibits a licensed importer, manufacturer, or dealer from: (1) transferring ammunition to a person without verifying the person's identity by examining a valid identification document containing a photograph of such person; or (2) selling or delivering any ammunition (currently, any armor-piercing ammunition) to any person unless the licensee notes in his records the person's name, age, and place of residence, if the person is an individual, or the person's identity and principal and local places of business, if the person is a business entity. Applies prohibitions applicable to the shipping or transport of firearms, and record-keeping requirements applicable to the importation, production, shipment, receipt, sale, or other disposition of firearms, to ammunition. Requires each licensee to: (1) prepare a report of multiple sales or other dispositions whenever the licensee sells or otherwise disposes of more than 1,000 rounds of ammunition to an unlicensed person at one time or during any five consecutive business days; and (2) forward such report to the specified office and to the department of state police, the state law enforcement agency, or the local law enforcement agency of the jurisdiction in which the sale took place by the close of business on the day the multiple sale occurs.

H.R. 141The Gun Show Loophole Closing Act H.R. 143The Lead By Example Act