Fred Guttenberg joins Wasserman Schultz push for ammunition background checks

Joined in Washington by Fred Guttenberg, whose daughter was killed in the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School massacre, U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz reintroduced legislation on Wednesday that would require background checks for most ammunition purchases.

The bill is being called “Jaime’s Law,” in honor of Guttenberg’s daughter.

“We will relentlessly push to make sure Jaime’s Law becomes the law of the land,” Wasserman Schultz said at a Washington, D.C., news conference that was livestreamed via Twitter.

It’s already illegal for convicted felons, domestic abusers and dangerously mentally ill people to buy firearms and ammunition. Background checks also are required for some firearms purchasers, but nothing prevents anyone from buying ammunition.

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