A.G. James urges Congress to close ammo sale loophole

Both the AG’s office and local media have been silent on this, but a Virgina ABC television station has the story, “State attorney generals urge Congress to close ammunition sale loophole:”

Attorney General Mark R. Herring and a group of 21 other attorneys general sent a letter on Monday to Congressional leaders urging their support of legislation that extends existing background check requirements on firearm sales to also include ammunition sales. Herring and the other attorney generals argued the background checks would decrease gun violence by stopping individuals who are prohibited from purchasing a gun from also obtaining ammunition … To purchase ammunition under the new law, individuals would either have to be licensed to own a firearm or undergo a background check … Joining Attorney General in sending the letter are the attorneys general of California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, the District of Columbia, Hawaii, Illinois, Iowa, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, and Washington.”

Here is Herring’s press release.

Bill in question is H.R.1705/S.1924.

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