By: Friedrich Seiltgen
Copyright © 2023
Florida Democrats have introduced multiple pieces of gun control legislation requiring background checks for transactions involving ammunition for guns and other firearms.
The four bills filed in the Florida House and Senate would require background checks on people who buy or transfer ammunition.
Dems claim the law would also block criminals suspected of using firearms from buying the ammunition.
Does your head hurt after reading that? Because mine does. Florida Libs want more gun laws to stop the crime that the previous gun laws didn’t stop.
Other pieces of legislation make the purchaser’s identity confidential, like records for firearms purchases, as it requires all records to be destroyed within 48 hours. See, there’s nothing to worry about, folks. The system is foolproof.
The bills offer different strategies for regulating ammo sales (gun control). However, both versions would require background checks for ammo purchases in accordance with The Ammunition Background Check Act of 2021, known as Jaime’s Law, which was introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives by Florida Congresswoman Debbie “Blabbermouth” Schultz (RIP Rush) to honor Jaime Guttenberg, a victim of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting, which had 17 victims. Guttenberg died at the age of 14.
Both proposals in the 2023 Florida Legislature include provisions to prevent the purchase of ammunition by (or transfer to) those who have been convicted of a felony or misdemeanor domestic violence, or who have been adjudicated mentally defective or committed to a mental institution by court order.
The bill does not apply to the following:
- those who will not use (or intend to use) the ammunition in a crime, are not prohibited from possessing ammunition by state or federal law,
- those who will use the ammunition in a shooting gallery, at a shooting range, or for shooting at targets,
- those who will use the ammunition for hunting, trapping, or fishing,
- those who have no reason to believe the transferee will use the ammunition where it is illegal to do so or has reason to believe the recipient of ammo will comply with all licensing or permitting requirements for hunting, trapping, or fishing.
Based on the bill text for both filed versions of Jaime’s Law, ammunition background checks would be added to the existing requirements for purchasing firearms.
With the state legislature in control of Republicans, the legislation is not expected to pass, but you never know anymore. Many Republicans in the Florida legislature have RINO tendencies and are more than willing to cross the aisle in the name of bipartisanship, so nothing would surprise me.
They’re coming for your guns, folks.
That’s all for now, folks! Please keep sending in your questions, tips, and article ideas. And as always – “Let’s Be Careful Out There.”
Friedrich Seiltgen is a retired Master Police Officer with 20 years of service with the Orlando Police Department. He conducts training in Lone Wolf Terrorism Counterstrategies, Firearms, and Active Shooter Response. His writing has appeared in RECOIL, www.floridajolt.com, The Counterterrorist Magazine, American Thinker, Soldier of Fortune, Homeland Security Today, Off Grid, and The Journal of Counterterrorism & Homeland Security International. Contact him at [email protected].