New Legislation Could Potentially Ban All Online Ammunition Sales

In late January, a bill was introduced that would prohibit online ammunition sales to consumers and compel retailers to inform law enforcement of any “large” in-store purchases. 

This bill is titled “Stop Online Ammunition Sales Act of 2023”, which was filed by New Jersey Congresswoman Bonnie Watson Coleman. She was endorsed by national civilian disarmament groups such as Everytown.

“The Stop Online Ammunition Sales Act is one step in the right direction to slowing the proliferation of guns and ammunition,” declared Watson Coleman in a statement.

Under this bill, ammunition dealers would be licensed and subsequently be required to confirm the identity of customers trying to purchase ammo by verifying a valid photo identification in person. As Chris Eger of noted, this bill “would place a prohibition on the current widespread practice of buying ammo online and having it shipped directly to the customer’s door.” 

Furthermore, this bill would require these ammo vendors to report all purchases of over 1,000 rounds within a five-day period by the same individual to the US Attorney General in addition to local and state law enforcement bodies. The bill was referred to the House Judiciary Committee and currently has 23 co-sponsors. 

Gun Control Inc. never rests and it’s targeting every facet of gun ownership. This is one piece of legislation that should be followed in present and also the future, since future versions of this bill will be inevitably introduced.  

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