HR 1705 : Senate Background Checks for Ammunition Sales – Jaime’s Law

Position: Support Status: House Judiciary Committee

To prevent the purchase of ammunition by prohibited purchasers. The bill is named for Jaime Guttenberg who was fatally shot during the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School massacre.


Introduced on 03/13/2019 by Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz [D-FL-23] 71 cosponsors

On March 3, 2019, U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) and U.S. Representative Debbie Wasserman Schultz (FL-23) introduced commonsense, bicameral legislation to implement instant universal background checks for the sale of gun ammunition. The Ammunition Background Check Act will be known as “Jaime’s Law” in honor of Jaime Guttenberg.

The Senate companion bill is S 1924.