The gunman who shot 70 people, killing 12 of them, at a movie theater in Aurora, Colo., had stockpiled more than 6,000 rounds of ammunition, all purchased over the Internet, without ever meeting anyone in person.
We need to pass common-sense legislation to help make sure something like this never happens again. Lives are at stake.
That's why we're calling on Congress to immediately pass legislation limiting the sale and shipment of ammunition over the Internet. Regular customers could still buy their ammo, just in-person at a store.
The bill also makes Americans safer from criminals stockpiling for a mass shooting by requiring sales of more than 1,000 rounds of ammo in five days to be reported to authorities for their records.
This bill needs to be passed now – before more innocent lives are lost in another senseless shooting. Please demand that Congress pass this bill now.
Senator Frank Lautenberg, New Jersey
Representative Diana DeGette, Colorado
Representative Carolyn McCarthy, New York