Gun Control: A Capitol Debate

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  • First Up at Bat
  • Obama Says
  • Ammunition Background Check
  • Gun Trafficking
  • Assault Weapons Ban
  • School Safety
  • Sounds Like a Threat
  • In the House
  • Like Rwanda?
  • Targeting Mitch McConnell
  • #Nowisthetime
  • Baby Steps
  • The Sandy Hook Factor
  • Down to Basics

Ammunition Background Check

Introduced by Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Connecticut), this measure would require anyone buying ammunition to undergo an instant background check through the FBI's National Instant Background Check System. It also would re-establish record-keeping and reporting requirements. Expectations for passage: Not good.

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