Summary

1/22/2013--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 22, 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 title 18, United States Code, 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...

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Nation

315 Supporting
6662 Opposing
5% 95%

State: CA

29 Supporting
413 Opposing
7% 93%

District: 1st

4 Supporting
18 Opposing
18% 82%

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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.

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.

Florida Carry 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.

S. 35 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.

Users Supporting

I support The Stop Online Ammunition Sales Act because anyone can purchase anything online with no accountability whatsoever.

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IN
3
Suzanne
IN-3
1 year ago

I support The Stop Online Ammunition Sales Act because mass shooting are supported by resources such as online ammunition sales and represent a threat to public safety that overrides any consideration of restricting free trade.

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CA
45
Safety
CA-45
1 year ago

I support The Stop Online Ammunition Sales Act because...many of my firearms are older and getting ammunition for them is difficult. On line is really the only way to get some of the rarer cartridges. Some of these are 32-20, 32-40, 30-40 Kraig, Getting these cartridges in a local store is impossible.

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CA
15
old_msgt
CA-15
1 year ago

I support S. 35: Stop Online Ammunition Sales Act of 2013 because the NRA should not make the rules.

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CO
4
WildSweetnCool
CO-4
1 year ago

I support S. 35: Stop Online Ammunition Sales Act of 2013 because..I support strict gun & ammunition laws. Enough with the violence & killing already !!!

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CA
5
M.Broe
CA-5
1 year ago

I support S. 35: Stop Online Ammunition Sales Act of 2013 because it keeps America safe. Anyone can stockpile ammunition, empty shell casings in order to make more dangerous explosives. There are NO restrictions upon sales. Where's common sense? You can't even buy Sudafed online! Yet you can buy all the ammunition you want? Sudafed has killed far less than ammo. Sudafed's primary function is beneficial. Ammo is ONLY designed to kill. How is Congress protecting this country? Abdicating your jobs again. The primary supporters of this bill and campaign writing has been through pro gun (anti-life, and against the will of the people) associations. I am tired of lobbying groups getting more attention from Congress than an individual. Yes, they have the money. Money appears to be more important than lives and the safety of this Country.

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VA
10
mcemy
VA-10
1 year ago

Users Opposing

I oppose The Stop Online Ammunition Sales Act because...when, where, and how much practice I get with my firearms never has been nor will it ever be governments business. When target shooting, practicing self defense, or even just plinking tin cans it is quite often that I use 500 to 1000 rounds in a single day. Purchasing the ammunition for a weekend at the range or a vacation in the wild would violate my right to privacy ( 4th amendment ) about my purchase volume and frequency. This would not only violate my rights but would also tie up law enforcement time and funds investigating only to find out how many pieces of paper I punched or tin cans I shredded. This is law enforcement wasting resources that could be used in a much more effective manner such as investigating burglaries, home invasions, robberies and hit and run accidents.

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MI
4
ITSa341
MI-4
9 months ago

I oppose The Stop Online Ammunition Sales Act because...I live in a rural area, Firearms and Ammunition are in limited supply at higher prices than online venues. It would harm me financially to alter online access.

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CA
8
usravet
CA-8
10 months ago

I oppose The Stop Online Ammunition Sales Act because, another infringement on our rights....NO! NO! NO! . It's interesting to notice that whoever introduced this is not listed....hmmmm, does this mean he or she is ashamed of this bill?

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NC
11
Anonymous2508591
NC-11
11 months ago

I oppose The Stop Online Ammunition Sales Act because...NO TO FED CONTROL!!!

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NC
11
topher60
NC-11
1 year ago

I oppose The Stop Online Ammunition Sales Act because I oppose any and all attempts to restrict our 2nd Amendment rights.

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TX
21
rlevi
TX-21
1 year ago

I oppose The Stop Online Ammunition Sales Act because... this is a backdoor attempt to further restrict the 2nd amendment rights of law abiding americans.

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NY
17
JMeenan
NY-17
1 year ago

Bill Summary

1/22/2013--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.

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