Cook County Sheriff Dart calls for ammunition regulations

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Monday, June 6, 2022
Cook Sheriff Dart calls for ammunition regulations
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Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart has called for new gun control regulations to close a loophole for ammunition sales.

CHICAGO (WLS) -- Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart spoke Monday to call for closing what he calls a loophole for gun ammunition sales.

Sheriff Dart said that the loophole allows ammunition sales to people who have had their gun permits revoked for felonies, domestic violence and other issues.

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Sheriff Dart said while a valid FOID card is run to make sure it is valid, but that isn't the case with ammunition.

"Ammunition, you just walk into the store, you show them a card, it's not run, it's not seen to be valid or not," Sheriff Dart said. "They don't run it."

He said that 32,000 people in Cook County have had their FOID card revoked and of them, 20,000 have not turned in their gun or card.

Dart was joined at the news conference by State Representative La Shawn Ford and State Senator Jacqueline Collins.

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