Senate bill (SB) 53, which already has passed the Senate, would direct the state attorney general (the head of the Department of Justice) to collect and maintain records on all ammunition purchases. Retailers would be required to provide detailed data on such transactions to the DOJ.
"SB 53 would require the purchasers of ammunition to register with the state Department of Justice (DOJ) prior to purchasing any ammunition," a press release from the NRA's Institute for Legislative Action noted. Purchasers would be required to pay for the fingerprinting and the background check.
The bill states, "This bill would require the Attorney General to also maintain copies of ammunition purchase permits, information about ammunition transactions, as specified, and ammunition vendor licenses, as specified, for those purposes."