Wasserman-Schultz Pushes for Ammunition Background Checks
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Wasserman-Schultz Pushes for Ammunition Background Checks

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The dialogue continues on gun control and what measures should be taken in order to ensure that school shootings cease. Last weekend, the March for Lives event took place. Celebrities, politicians and other joined the walk, gave speeches, and surviving students from the Parkland shooting took to the stage in order to call for gun control. Some students who survived were even left out of the event because their views did not align with the agenda. Now, embattled Florida Democratic Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman-Schultz is chiming in and introducing legislation that would call for background checks when buying ammunition.

She explains that “it’s important to underscore that without bullets a gun is just a hunk of useless metal, and a would-be killer lacks the means to actually kill or maim.” She also added that people are allowed to “buy as much ammunition as they want, without so much as being asked their first name, and walk out.”

In a Pembroke Pines Police Station news conference, Congresswoman Wasserman-Schultz argued that Americans “do not have the right to bear bullets.” She also explained that this legislation, along with others that include an assault weapons ban, would ensure that “Put together, woven together, it will provide the safety net that is essential to reduce gun violence. That’s our goal.”

Background checks would not be required for people buying ammunition at shooting ranges or hunting camps if the ammunition is to be solely used at those locations.

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Daniel Molina

Daniel Molina was the Opinion Editor of his high school’s newspaper, and he was also Editor-in-Chief of Miami Dade College’s Urbana literary and arts magazine wherein he also won the 2013 FCSAA Best Fiction Story in the State of Florida Award. He’s currently pursuing his Bachelor’s in English Literature. Hobbies in his free time include reading, writing and watching films and basketball.