Maryland Gun Laws

Complete guide to gun laws in Maryland

Updated December 23, 2018:

Updated November 19, 2018:

 

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Maryland gun laws operate on a “May Issue” policy at the state level. This means you must show good cause as to why you should have a permit and supply documentation to confirm your reasons for a permit to be issued. Some reasons could be safeguarding cash for a business or working for a security firm. The "May Issue" policy makes obtaining a handgun permit in Maryland fairly difficult but not impossible. Marylands constitution has no provision to protect the right of individuals to bear or keep firearms.


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New York gun laws are some of the toughest in the United States. There are separate laws for New York state and New York City where you are required to have a license for both long guns and handguns. The New York state gun laws are regarded as very restrictive and operate on a “May Issue” policy at the local county level. This means that the issuance of a pistol license is entirely up to the issuing officer. As a rough rule the higher the population of a county the more restrictive the gun laws become with New York City being the most restrictive.

Maryland gun laws operate on a “May Issue” policy at the state level. This means you must show good cause as to why you should have a permit and supply documentation to confirm your reasons for a permit to be issued. Some reasons could be safeguarding cash for a business or working for a security firm. The "May Issue" policy makes obtaining a handgun permit in Maryland fairly difficult but not impossible. Marylands constitution has no provision to protect the right of individuals to bear or keep firearms.

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Carry In Vehicle SEE DETAILS
Must Notify Officer NO
State Park Carry NO
Gun Signs Enforced SEE DETAILS
Open Carry NO
Restaurant Carry YES
Constitutional Carry NO
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Maryland reciprocity guide for handgun permits

Maryland does not honor any other states CCW license/permit. There is one exception and that is for armored car drivers if they are on duty and have a valid CCW permit from another state.

A word of caution, there are license plate reader cameras placed around the state. These cameras are connected to various databases including CCW permit holder lists from some states and background check programs. So the chances are good they will know you are a CCW permit holder if you visit the state.

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Resident Permits
Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Wisconsin

Non-Resident Permits
Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Wisconsin

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Maryland will not honor any other states handgun permits.

States that will not honor a Maryland handgun permit
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California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, Louisiana, Maine, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, New Hampshire, New Mexico, New York, North Dakota, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Washington, West Virginia, Wyoming, .

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Washington D.C.


Overview of the Maryland handgun permit

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  • Issue policy - May Issue
  • Issued to - Residents & Non-Residents
  • License Fee - $75
  • License Valid - 2 years

Handgun Permit Overview

The Maryland Wear & Carry permit is initially issued for 2 years for a new application but on subsequent renewals that increases to 3 years. It can be very difficult for an individual to obtain the permit if they cannot demonstrate a valid reason they need to carry a handgun. The permit can be easier to obtain if you have a business interest in Maryland. However, the permit would be restricted to only allow carry when you were running the business.

Non-Resident Licenses

Handgun permits are available for non-residents. The application process for non-residents is the same as for residents. Be warned though that is nearly impossible for non-residents to obtain a carry permit. You would need to show good cause as to why you need a permit and supply police reports along with other documentation.

Maryland Non-Resident permit is valid in:
AK, AL, AR, AZ, IA, ID, IN, KS, KY, MD, MO, MS, MT, NC, OH, OK, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, VT, WI,

Maryland Code: Public Safety -Article 27 - Crimes And Punishments: Handguns : § 36E. Permits.

Handgun Training

New applicants are required to complete a 16 hour firearms training course, this is reduced to 8 hours when you renew a permit. The course consists of instructions in firearm law, handgun operation and mechanisms, firearm safety in the home and shooting 25 rounds from a distance of 15 yards with a 70% accuracy rate. For security guards, armored car drivers, detectives and special police the distance is increased to 25 yards and 50 rounds will need to be fired with the same 70% accuracy rate.

Once the training course is completed a new application must be made within 2 years from the courses completion date. If you file a renewal application then you have 2 years from the date of filing to complete the training course.

There are exemptions from training as follows for individuals who have;

  • Already completed a firearms training course that has been approved by the state.
  • Completed the DNR Hunter Safety course.
  • Been honorably discharged from the National Guard or armed forces.
  • Have a handgun permit and is an employee of an armored car company or legally owns a regulated handgun.
  • Is an active or retired law enforcement officer from a United states or state law enforcement agency.
  • Is a qualified handgun instructor registered with the Maryland State Police.

You can search for a qualified instructor on the Maryland Police website.


Requirements to qualify for a Maryland handgun permit

  • Must be at least 21 years old.
  • Has not been convicted of a felony or of a crime punishable by imprisonment for more than one year.
  • Has not been committed within the previous 10 years to any juvenile detention center for longer than one year.
  • Is not an addict or alcoholic nor has ever been convicted of an offense that involves the possession or distribution of a controlled substance.
  • Has not, based on the results of investigation, exhibited a propensity for violence or instability.
  • Must show good cause as to why you need a firearm.
  • Has completed a firearms training course.
  • Federal Law - Prohibits the following persons
maryland handgun wear and carry permit

How to apply for a Maryland handgun permit

Follow these steps to obtain a permit;

  1. Complete your firearm training course, 16 hours of training is required for new applications.
  2. Have your finger prints taken at a Maryland fingerprint processing center (instructions on form).
  3. Applications are now only accepted on a PDF form which can be downloaded from our forms section. Only version 12/2012 is accepted.
  4. Once you have filled out the PDF application form print it out.
  5. You will the need to mail it with the following documents to the address below;
    • Completed application form
    • Copies of firearms training certificate
    • Passport size color photo, taken within last 30 days
    • A money order or cashiers check for $75
  6. Mail to this address;

    Maryland State Police,
    Licensing Division,
    1111 Reisterstown Road,
    Pikesville, MD 21208
    ATTN: Handgun Permit Unit

  7. You will be notified within 90 days by mail if your application has been approved or denied.
Tips on applying for a handgun permit and buying a handgun.

How to renew your Maryland handgun permit

  • A new or initial permit will expire 2 years after it was issued in the month the holder was born.
  • Permits that have been renewed are valid for 3 years.
  • Renewal applicants will need to complete a 8 hour firearms training course within 2 years after filing their renewal application.
  • Renewal reminders are not sent out by the licensing division, it is up to the permit holder to take note of the expiration date on their permit and begin any renewal process.
  • Permits can be renewed within 90 days before the expiration date.
  • According to the MD Police website if a permit is past it's expiration date then a late fee of $5 per day will be charged. There is a maximum limit of $150 for late fee's. However, this conflicts with the info below, also from the MD Police.
  • If the permit has not been renewed by the expiration date then you will need to make an application for a new permit.

Schedule of fee's for a Maryland handgun permit

Application ConditionsOriginalRenewal
Individual$75$50
Active/Retired law enforcement officer from Maryland
$0
Duplicate/Modification$10
Late renewal fee$5 per day, maximum of $150

Essential forms for a Maryland handgun permit

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Off-limit places in Maryland for carrying a firearm

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Places listed as off limits apply even if you have a Maryland permit to carry.

Off-limits

  • Any property belong to a Public School. The law just says "Public School" but does not indicate what type of public school.
  • Demonstration - you cannot be within 1000 feet of the demonstration
  • In legislative buildings
  • On any aircraft
  • In a lodging establishment.
  • Dredge boats unless it is a 10 gauge shotgun
  • Around or inside any public buildings or grounds owned by the state.
  • Chesapeake Forest Lands
  • In any State Forests
  • In State Parks
  • Any highway rest area owned by the state, unless the weapon is properly secured within the vehicle.
  • Adult rehabilitation centers
  • Child care centers, unless it is a small center inside a residence.
  • Any place where the carrying of firearms is prohibited by Federal Law.

Allowed

  • State game management areas
  • All areas of the state not listed as Off-Limits

Maryland gun laws & statutes

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Maryland state capitol building
Maryland has some strict gun laws so to protect yourself you need to know them. Not knowing the law is no defense if you end up in court. If you just learn the laws below you will be off to a good start.

Summary table

SubjectHandgunsLong GunsNotes
Concealed carry permit requiredYesN/APolicy is May Issue. Permits are difficult to obtain.
Purchase permit requiredYesNoRequires a handgun qualification license.
Registration of firearmYesNoHandguns and automatic weapons require registration with police.
Permit needed for open carry?YesNoRequires carry permit for handgun but usually only police or security guards open carry.
Background checks on private gun sales requiredYesPartialSales must go through a licensed dealer or police.
Magazine size restrictionYesYesLimited to 10 rounds. Possession of higher capacity magazine is legal if purchased out of state.
State preemptionYesYesMost local laws are preempted by state laws but there are a few laws that are not.
Assault weapons banned YesYesThere is a ban on certain models of firearms.

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Maryland gun laws you need to know

Vehicle carry

(With no pistol license)

NO
Without a permit to carry it is illegal to carry a loaded firearm in a vehicle. If you have a permit to carry then there are no restrictions on carrying a loaded firearm in a vehicle.

4-203 Transporting handgun

Open carry

(With no pistol license)

NO

You will need a permit to carry a handgun either concealed or openly. Although open carry is technically legal it is not advisable in this state. You would most certainly be stopped by the police and your actions could be used as a reason to revoke your permit. The only people who openly carry in Maryland are the police or security guards.

Must inform officer

(On contact by law)

NO

There is no law in Maryland that states you must inform law enforcement you are carrying a firearm. However, there is a law that states you must have a valid carry permit in your possession if you carry, transport or wear a handgun. You would need to present the permit if asked by a law enforcement officer.

Sec. 5-308 Possession of permit.

State park carry

NO
It is illegal to carry in the following areas;

  • State Parks: NO - Admin code 08.07.06.04
  • State/National Forests: NO - Admin code 08.07.01.04
  • State Wildlife Management Areas: YES - Nat. Res. code 10.4 Sec. 4.10.408(d)
  • Road Side Rest Areas:  NO - Admin code 11.04.07.12

No gun signs enforced

NO

We have not found any laws giving gun signs the force of law. However, we advise everyone to abide by any gun sign they encounter whether they are lawful or not.

Restaurant carry

YES

"Yes" or "No" states if you can carry in a restaurant that serves alcohol. Some restaurants may be posted with "NO GUN" signs. Check with the staff if this means just the bar area. If we have indicated a "Yes" then it should be legal to have a meal without drinking alcohol.

Constitutional carry

NO

Maryland does not have constitutional carry.

Quick overview of the new Red Flag law.
There is no provision for the right to bear arms in Maryland.

Off-limit statutes


Other CCW statutes


Self Defense Laws

There is one statute on self defense laws but in general nearly all Maryland's self defense laws are based on case law and not statutes.

Wikipedia has a full page devoted to Maryland's self defense laws.


Long guns in Maryland

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Purchasing a long gun in Maryland is much easier than purchasing a handgun. But you still need to meet a few requirements as follows;

  • Be at least 18 years old.
  • Supply state ID.
  • Have a background check done by a federally licensed dealer.

The only other thing you need to be aware of is that Maryland bans a number of weapons which are classified as "Assault Weapons". If you purchase from a federally licensed dealer in Maryland then you can be sure that what he is selling is legal in Maryland.


Transporting Long Guns

Compared to handguns where there are many laws regarding transportation long guns have only a few laws which mainly cover Regulated Firearms (Assault Weapons). All long guns that are regulated and handguns have restrictions on transporting them into Maryland.

Hunting Regulations

  • You cannot have a loaded firearm leaning against a vehicle or placed inside or on the vehicle.
  • When a firearm is used for bear or deer hunting the cartridges used cannot have full metal jacket bullets, they are required to have soft tips.
  • Magazines used for firearms in bear or deer hunting cannot have more than 8 bullets loaded.

Maryland licensing office

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Applications and renewals are only accepted by mail.

Maryland State Police
Licensing Division

Contact


Address 1111 Reisterstown Road

CityPikesville, MD 21208

Phone (410) 653-4200

Hours


Monday – Friday 8am – 4:30pm

Saturday Closed

Sunday Closed


Frequently asked questions on Maryland gun laws


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Disclaimer

The information contained on this page is not legal advice but is merely a starting point for your own research. It is up to you to decide what the best course of action is for your circumstances. We are not lawyers, if you'd like individualized legal advice, we'd be happy to refer you to some law practices with known firearm specializations. It is crucial that you understand the law before you carry a firearm. Also, remember that just because a statute may clearly say one thing or another, that doesn't mean all members of law enforcement know it. That also goes for lawyers and even judges too.

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Kevin Chapman

In Maryland can i wear openly a weapon on my property

Henry
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Henry

I am 17 and looking to be a shotgun when i turn 18 soon , so from research im not able to purchase a handgun but i can purchase any kind of long gun , which from my understanding include , shotguns , and hunting rifles . Can anyone tell me if its possible or , if ive been doing bad research

Eddie B
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Eddie B

Good luck becoming a shotgun

Not a hater
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Not a hater

Henry must have meant “to buy a shotgun” not “to be a shotgun”.

Ben
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Ben

Hey Henry i just bought my first shotgun when i turned 18 not to long ago, but you cant buy a handgun when you are 18, you must be 21 and have a HQL (Handgun Qualification Licence) to buy a hand gun in the state of maryland. But yes you can buy any long gun as long as it is not banned buy maryland and is not an AR-15 style, so just hunting rifles and shotguns for now.

James s.
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James s.

At the age of 18, you can buy basically any long gun in the state of maryland. That includes shotguns, hunting rifles and even ar-15’s. If it was illegal to own an ar-15, than no gun stores would be allowed to sell them.

Zac
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Zac

As long as you are 18 at the time of purchase you are ok. You have to have a background check and fill out a form but other than that you can go to your local Walmart or gun dealer buy anything from a shotgun to a rifle as long as it’s legal in the state where you reside. Hangs you must wait till you are 21.

JJC
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JJC

If I’m reading this right, Maryland doesn’t issue a non-resident permit. How does one pass through the state in an automobile while holding a license in the surrounding states? I’ve tried to download the application to see if it clarifies this but the link deosn’t work on this site nor the MD government site. The state surely seems to be succeeding at making anything to do with handguns difficult.
JC

Yuh
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Yuh

If traveling through Maryland Federal law will cover you if the handgun is unloaded and in a locked case.

Yuh
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Yuh

From vehicle carry section

JJC
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JJC

Interesting, thanks. I live in Upstate NY and visit NC frequently so I need to drive through PA, MD, and VA. Both PA and MD seem to be such outlier states. So as long as I keep my unloaded handgun in a locked case I should be able to pass through the three states legally. And NC recognizes my NY permit so I don’t even need any other permits.

Don
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Don

Md does issue nonresident

Amy McQuay
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Amy McQuay

My husband recently applied for a gun carry permit. I had no idea until a letter came in the mail from the State Police. . His plan is to work for an investivgative group and then eventually start his own investigation buisness. I’m not out to ruin his dream. I am aware that we have had a gun in the house. I have concerns as to why I wasn’t questioned by the State Police at all about a carry permit. Not even notified. Shouldn’t I be a character reference and asked questions about such things as psychological , drug, alcholol… Read more »

Sus
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Sus

No, absolutely not should you have been contacted!! This isn’t a criminal trial!! You’re husband clearly needs to rethink who he’s married to if this bothers you!! SMFH!!

Mark
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Mark

Yes they normally do. I got my permit through my job and when I went for my State PD interview for it they called my wife questioning my alcohol use my relationship with my children even any of them feared me physically or if I imposed myself on them in that way. Do I emotionally abuse them. Would she fear me carrying a firearm. Lots of questions. So keep shaking that head because yes it happens

Dee Dee
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Dee Dee

Maybe because it’s his right and not yours. Why should they contact you? That’s like saying anyone can bad mouth u and then your rights are taken away without proof. That’s CRAZY. If he has no record and is a law-abiding citizen then he has a right to have it and police have that information already. People lie and people like to character assassinate others.

Dave R
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Dave R

My wife and all 3 of my references were called when I applied for my concealed carry permit. This is how they weed out those unstable individuals that have been causing all the uproar. I have no problem with the State Police doing this. I do have a problem with mentally deranged individuals getting guns. Not a perfect system but certainly better than blanket approval.

Roz
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Roz

Dave – I noted how few permits MD issues from the start – Only 17,414 through March 16, 2017 — Not even one-half of ONE percent of the population in the state – 0.34 to be exact.
Did you get your permit — and how long did it take from the time you sent your Application?

Tom
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Tom

Glad i am not your husband, poor guy. On the other hand, if it is illegal to have a gun in the house, without a permit, you should be arrested for not notifying the authorities

Jsidva
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Jsidva

I simply don’t get it. The 2nd Amendment of the US Constitution guarantees the right to keep AND BEAR arms. Granted there are things that can disqualify an individual from this but how can state law pre-empt a constitutional right? Just moved to the people’s republic of Maryland after holding CCWs in the past two states in which I’ve lived and even took training including range qualifications when it wasn’t required. Now I have to do it again in a Maryland approved program. I am not 100% against the idea of a training requirement to obtain a CCW but have… Read more »

WILDTHING
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WILDTHING

MARYLAND HAS THE MOST RESTRICTIVE GUN LAWS BY NOT HONORING OTHER STATES PERMITS. ALL OTHER STATES SHOULD GET TOGETHER AND NOT HONOR MARYLAND PERMITS.. START VOTING OUT THE POLITICIANS WHO WILL NOT GET A CHANGE IN MARYLANDS PERMIT LAWS.. I GUESS PEOPLE ARE DISGUSTED WITH MARYLAND ANYWAY. THEY ALL SEEM TO BE RETIREING IN OTHER STATES.

dippydo
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dippydo

great comment. I agree/.

Edward
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Edward

I’ll be leaving in few few years. Maryland is way to strick with gun laws and high taxes.

Jimmy
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Jimmy

Thats why we dont have all these mass shooting

Zack
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Zack

I am sure that Baltimore would agree that these policies are effective…
https://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/crime/bs-md-ci-2017-homicide-data-breakdown-20180103-story.html

Jojo
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Jojo

Jimmy, you must be living in a cave.

Brok Carson
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Brok Carson

Have you seen NJ gun laws lol

Barbara Manning
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Barbara Manning

I am a travel nurse, I don’t have concealed weapons permit. Can I keep weapon in my home for protection.

A_L
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A_L

IANAL: Yes, but to purchase a handgun in the state of Maryland, you must take the HQL class with fingerprinting and submit an application to Maryland State Police. Once you’ve received the HQL permit, you can purchase a handgun. There is a 7 day waiting period when you purchase a handgun and the FFL can transfer the gun to you on the 8th day. Note that Maryland castle doctrine says while you may stand your ground in your own home, your degree of force may not be excessive.

George Kish
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George Kish

I have a ccw license from Mi. I am going to visit National Harbor for a week, According to the state police licensing bureau I can posses my gun if its locked in a case and stored in the trunk or wheel well.

Viktor1911
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Viktor1911

State gun laws in Maryland are antiquated, unrealistic, and adversely affects gun owners that obey the law. Maryland state profits money by keeping concealed firearms carry illegal; forcing its’ citizens to rely solely on the police for protection at all times, which is simply impossible. Unless Maryland citizens vote OUT legislators not willing to change concealed carry laws, and vote INTO office representatives who support concealed carry rights, only two groups will be armed in Maryland: criminals and cops. Citizens obeying the rules out of fear of criminal prosecution for illegal concealed firearms carry will be defenseless while outside their… Read more »

David Lane Sr
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David Lane Sr

I am a disabled veteran and live alone with major injuries and numerous operations and I live alone. I want to know why is it so hard for me to receive a CCW permit because by the time a police get to me I could be seriously hurt or worse, I can handle myself and I want to feel safe at all Times!

John Wright
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John Wright

Same thing for me, in a way. I am a former MP and I have an HQL. The HQL is a bit ridiculous because once you are vetted for the HQL, you then get vetted again with that 7 day waiting period. If I really wanted to buy a gun to shoot someone when I was angry, why wouldn’t I just use one of the guns that I already have? So dumb in my opinion. Going back to David’s remarks, I have had cataract surgery in both eyes. I cannot adequately defend myself now since the surgeries were done because… Read more »

Woody
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Woody

Can you open carry a rifle in Maryland?

James s.
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James s.

Technically yes. But I would suggest looking at the local county laws on that or calling the local sheriff’s office and asking. Better safe than sorry

Holly
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Holly

Crappy democratic state, need to get the laws changed, how do we protect our self with all the scum

Shannon
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Shannon

I am an ardent denfender of the Second Amemdment. I own handguns and I cannot wait to move to MD so I can buy a Henry rifle (or 2) an go on a wild boar hunt in WV! I am also a Dem. I do understand your frustration and I share it as well at times. We all have differing opinions, and it takes courage to say what you feel especially without resorting to dogma. So thank you.

DRP
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DRP

Now I’m confused.? ???? On the map it says Maryland honors Virginia’s CCW permit because it’s if colored blue. But Under “ Maryland honors permits from these states” it says that Maryland does not honors other states permit/ license. Am I ready this correctly? Which is it?

DRP
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DRP

Why are the lives of law abiding citizens from another State not important to Maryland? I think it’s BS that other states honor their CCW permit but they won’t recognize other states like Virginia. Maryland is the worst states in the nation.

ceceillio smith
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ceceillio smith

Not worst than California, New York, or Jersey!!! But still has major flaws.

John
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John

Is it legal to own a Shockwave shotgun in Maryland?

V8R
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V8R

Oddly enough, yes.

V8R
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V8R

But you need an HQL license because good old Socialist Maryland views a Shockwave as a pistol. So no HQL no Shockwave.

Eric
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Eric

So I have a md ware and carry permit through my business “carpet cleaning “ it’s restricted to my work only but no one seems to able to give me exactly what that means my vech’s have logo on them like if I go to store with my plaquerd vech can I have my firearm etc…

Dan
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Dan

I’m no lawyer, but my guess would be that if you’re on the clock, or going to or from work, then you can carry. In MD I wouldn’t want to push your luck.

Parm
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Parm

Having reviewed a number of cases based on restricted permits… it will be your requirement to PROVE you were doing something for work or you will be charged. You will initially be arrested, depending on the officer, and you will need to contact your lawyer. Restricted permits are a scary thing given the HUGE grey area and the MDSP despise of permits.

Justin
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Justin

The yes/no for carry in vehicle is not clear. Seems what they are stating is for those without a license to carry.

John Wright
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John Wright

Just keep this in mind when traveling through the People’s Republic of Maryland. The place where the Star Spangled Banner and the battle that it was written for took place. Make sure that your firearm is placed in an area that is inaccessible to you during an emergency (think locked trunk or locked saddlebag if on a motorcycle). The cylinder or magazine(s) must be empty and the ammo must be separated from the weapon. Ammo should preferably be located in the manufacturer’s box from what I have read (I live in the Republic). The weapon should be in its own… Read more »

M.L.
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M.L.

LMFAO!

Todd
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Todd

I’d like to know why a lot of states recognize Maryland’s CCP but Maryland won’t recognize the other states? Kind of ignorant of Maryland to do that I think

Bert
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Bert

Good ole Socialist/Communist State of Md.

The Greek
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The Greek

Move to another state. We won’t miss you,

willy
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willy

Join the discussion…Why don’t you spineless liberal/democrat slaves stand up for your rights for once in your pathetic lives ?..Or get out of MY country,,,because Americans won’t miss you.

Ben doverre
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Ben doverre

And that comment shows why the gun laws are what they are in shithole md

Mike Lloyd
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Mike Lloyd

Just moved here four months ago and from NYC. Had home health aide assistance because I am disabled with multiple sclerosis but this backwards ass state feels that my social security disability income is too much for me to qualify for Medicaid here. Really?: A lousy grand is considered too much monthly income here… How f’n pathetic! I came to this area to be close to my daughter in Pennsylvania and be able to see her graduate high school.
Time for me to become a Pennsylvania resident again, I guess.

Jeff
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Jeff

But the governor is republican…..

Al Upinya
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Al Upinya

*Rino

Scott
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Scott

And he said he was going to change the gun laws in MD but hasn’t

Parm
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Parm

He at least created the permit appeals board that is not driven by the democratic agenda coming out of the State Attorneys Office. There is not much he can do when the democrats of the slum known as Baltimore keep a mostly anti-gun government in power.

Viktor1911
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Viktor1911

a Republican dealing with a Maryland State Legislature controlled by a bunch of spineless, anti-gun politicians.

Dan
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Dan

Go back to Russia, Cuba or China then! Yes Maryland has huge problems. And ignorance is one.

sfuse
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sfuse

Because not all states base their reciprocity on other states laws. The idea being to promote 2A rights rather than limit them.

Al Upinya
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Al Upinya

What benefits the 2nd by adding limitations on the law in Maryland when in AZ there’s all this https://www.gunstocarry.com/gun-laws-state/arizona-gun-laws/ I get each state is different but as of an hour ago by now probably there’s been 5 or more shot dead and others wounded in a newsroom shooting in Maryland, something could have been done a long time ago to help prevent what’s happened now, maybe I’m wrong idk but if there were AZ type laws over there what are the chances of the severity of this latest shooting being less? Shoulda woulda coulda is all it usually amounts up… Read more »

Parm
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Parm

It is due to the fact that MD requires a ‘Good and Substantial’ reason to carry in the state and is one of the most difficult to get a permit. Because of this other states trust MD permit holders while MD refuses as they were not the ones to make the decision of Good and Substantial.

Rob
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Rob

Maryland gun laws are a fucking joke. Excuse my French… People need to stop tolerating being bullied around and taken advantage of and start fighting back. Stand up for your rights and freedom. Please people stop taking it.. I’m a VA resident and our laws are nothing as insane as Maryland’s and when I hear what you people have to deal with it makes me cringe.. The bully on the play group will keep picking on the smaller kid or the ones he feels he can push around until he gets punched in the mouth and teeth go flying. Then… Read more »

ben
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ben

In Maryland you can not carry in road side rest areas or casinos. There is an odd list on the state police website that includes dredge boats.

John Wright
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John Wright

But, on those boats you can only have 2 shotguns I believe.

Keti
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Keti

Maryland is the worst state to be a gun owner. Even DC improved their gun laws. I might’ve to move to DC soon.

Bert
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Bert

It’s the worst state for a lot of things!

thegreek
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thegreek

You can always move.

Ben doverre
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Ben doverre

thegreek is your typical anti gun pos. You should move to the middle east or anywere in Mexico and tote your anti gun bs in either of those places and then see how that works out for you.

thegreek
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thegreek

So ! When are you going to move ?