House Bill 175 formulates background checks for ammunition purchases & requires the creation of accurate transaction records. It is not a law yet.
The bill prevents or prohibits an ammunition vendor from carrying out a transaction if the background investigation results show that a purchaser is prohibited from owning a firearm. The bill is proposed to be enacted on Oct. 1, 2021. If passed, a minimum $1,000 fine would be levied in case of violation. The penalty would vary or increase depending on the seriousness of the offenses.
The Firearms Policy Coalition (FPC) urged its readers to oppose the bill through their website's take-action notice. The legislation confers the Secretary of the Maryland State Police a choice to determine how long the electronic records would be kept and if additional information would be required.