MARYLAND GUN LAWS

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Maryland CCW QUICK FACTS

Carry In VehicleSEE DETAILS
Must Notify Officer NO
Carry In State Parks AllowedNO
No Weapons Signs EnforcedSEE DETAILS
Open Carry Permitted NO
Carry In Liquor Establishments YES
Constitutional Carry NO

Permit Information


Maryland gun laws operate on a “May Issue” policy. 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. Permits are available for residents and non-residents with the application process being the same.

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Maryland Reciprocity Map

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Maryland CCW permit recognition

  • Permit honored
  • Permit not honored
  • Residential permits only
  • Issuing state


Maryland does not honor any other states permits/licences.

Maryland CCW Permit

Maryland is a “may issue” state.
Residents only.
The permit is valid for 2 years when first issued.
Renewals are valid for 3 years.

  • Must be at least 18 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 a narcotics offense.
  • 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
  • Federal Law – Prohibits the following persons

WITH CONCEALED CARRY PERMIT

Where You Can Carry

  • Hospitals
  • Places of worship
  • Bars or restaurants where alcohol is served
  • Sports arenas
  • Gambling facilities
  • Polling places
  • Road side rest areas
  • Vehicle
  • All areas of the state – except those listed below

Where You Cannot Carry

  • State Parks
  • National Forests
  • Public schools
  • Demonstration at a public place or in vehicle within 1000 feet of a demonstration.
  • While under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
  • Any place where the carrying of firearms is prohibited by Federal Law.

Details on Maryland Gun Laws

Maryland Contacts


State Police Licensing Division

Hours

Monday – Friday 8am – 4:30pm

Saturday Closed

Sunday Closed


Contact

Address 1111 Reisterstown Road

CityPikesville, MD 21208

Phone (410) 653-4500

Email msp.lic_command@maryland.gov

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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.

thegreek
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thegreek

So ! When are you going to move ?

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.

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,

Jeff
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Jeff

But the governor is republican…..

Al Upinya
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Al Upinya

*Rino

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 »

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.

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.