Debbie Wasserman Schultz is calling for background checks on ammunition purchases like those in place for gun buyers.
Monday, Miami NBC affiliate WTVJ reported on Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s (D-FL) news conference announcing the Background Check Act of 2018, which was legislation requiring background checks to purchase ammunition.
Surrounded by students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, Wasserman Schultz said, “Unlike firearm purchases, someone who wants to go into a store that sells ammunition can buy as much ammunition as they want without so much as being asked their first name,” Breitbart reported.
She added, “This is just such a gaping and grave and dangerous loophole that I could not wrap my mind around it when I was told that that was the case.”
Wasserman Schultz introduced the bill along with Connecticut Sen. Richard Blumenthal. She said the bill already has 36 cosponsors at the moment — all Democrats — but she is confident that she can gather Republican support as well, WSVN news reported.