Lawmakers call for greater control of ammunition sales

Several politicians are pushing for greater control on the sale of ammunition in the wake of the Colorado movie theater shooting that left 12 people

WOODBURY - Several politicians are pushing for greater control on the sale of ammunition in the wake of the Colorado movie theater shooting that left 12 people dead.

Rep. Carolyn McCarthy (D-N.Y.) and Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D-N.J.) are pushing a bill that would ban the sale of ammunition online and require all ammunition to be sold through federally licensed gun shops.

The bill would also require purchasers to show identification for all ammunition purchases and require gun shops to notify law enforcement of purchases that exceed 1,000 rounds within five days of the purchase.

Gun shop owners say while the bill might push more sales to their shops, they doubt the bill would do anything to reduce crime.

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