Jaime's Law

Fred Guttenberg, the father of Parkland victim Jaime Guttenberg, introduced “Jaime’s Law” aimed at curbing gun violence through a new type of background check.

On March 3, 2019, U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) and U.S. Representative Debbie Wasserman Schultz (FL-23) introduced common-sense, 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.

Blumenthal, Wasserman Schultz, U.S. Senator Chris Murphy (D-CT), U.S. Representative Ted Deutch (FL-22) and other members of Congress were joined at a press conference in Washington, by Fred Guttenberg, Jaime’s father, as they announced the bill.

The bill was also introduced in the Florida state legislator by State Rep. Dan Daley, D-Coral Springs and State Sen. Lauren Book, D-Plantation, and was refiled again in November 2020.