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Gun control: Officials set sights on ammunition background checks
Posted By yihan On February 1, 2013 @ 9:55 am In U.S. News | Comments Disabled
Tampa Bay Times 
February 1, 2013
Without bullets, slugs or shot, a gun is no deadlier than a steel club. But the question of how to keep firearms’ lethal projectiles out of the wrong hands has historically been a low priority for regulators more concerned about the guns themselves.
That could be changing. As the nation debates competing proposals to reduce gun violence, some law enforcement leaders and elected officials argue it’s time to examine an area they say is especially devoid of common sense regulation: the buying and selling of ammunition.
They say there is an obvious inconsistency in federal and state law. While it is illegal for certain classes of potentially dangerous people — such as felons and the mentally ill — to possess bullets, nobody’s checking. Ammunition buyers don’t have to undergo the background checks required of gun purchasers.
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 Tampa Bay Times: http://www.tampabay.com/news/publicsafety/crime/gun-control-officials-set-sights-on-ammunition-background-checks/1273189
 California Senate Approves Background Checks, Permits and Fees for Ammunition Purchases: http://www.prisonplanet.com/california-senate-approves-background-checks-permits-and-fees-for-ammunition-purchases.html
 They Come For the Ammo: New Bill Would Require Background Checks for “Explosive Materials”: http://www.prisonplanet.com/they-come-for-the-ammo-new-bill-would-require-background-checks-for-%e2%80%9cexplosive-materials%e2%80%9d.html
 Why I totally support background checks… for members of Congress and the Obama administration: http://www.prisonplanet.com/why-i-totally-support-background-checks-for-members-of-congress-and-the-obama-administration.html
 Senate panel passes background checks for gun owners: http://www.prisonplanet.com/senate-panel-passes-background-checks-for-gun-owners.html
 Reid bill would require background checks to purchase black powder: http://www.prisonplanet.com/reid-bill-would-require-background-checks-to-purchase-black-powder.html
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