Herring looking to close ammo sale loophole

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FILE – In this Feb. 26, 2018, file photo, Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring attends a news conference in Washington. Virginians will elect members of the House of Delegates this year using a map seen as favorable to Democrats, according to a ruling Monday, June 17, 2019 by the U.S. Supreme Court. Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring, a Democrat, called the ruling a “big win for democracy in Virginia.” (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)

RICHMOND, Va. (WFXR) – Virginia’s Attorney General Mark Herring is joining 21 other Attorneys General asking Congress to close a loophole on sales of ammunition.

They are pushing for Congress to pass “Jamie’s Law,” named after one of the students killed at last year’s mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglass High School in Parkland, Florida.

It would require current background check requirements for firearm sales to also apply to sales of ammunition.

Under the new law, individuals buying ammo would either have to be licensed to own a firearm or undergo a background check.

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