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Posted: 11/29/2016 10:36:44 PM EST
i just started working in frederick recently and for SHTF/Get the hell home purposes i am wondering if its legal to have a pistol in my car if i keep it in pieces. I carry a 92fs in WV and it breaks down fairly well. I would keep some mags locked up.

Is this legal?

I don't care if i even need to buy some sort of small safe or something.

Thanks!
Link Posted: 11/30/2016 11:28:39 AM EST
IANAL but I don't think it needs to be in pieces. Mags can be loaded but must be in a separate compartment as the pistol (note that separate compartment may be in the same gun case). I drive my Glock to the range in Frederick in a case fully assembled.
Link Posted: 11/30/2016 12:19:10 PM EST
http://mgaleg.maryland.gov/webmga/frmStatutesText.aspx?article=gcr§ion=4-203&ext=html&session=2015RS

basically No, you cannot do this

you may transport the firearm to and from a range.
but leaving it in your car for a 'just in case' scenario is a nono
Link Posted: 11/30/2016 2:37:14 PM EST
I got off the phone with Hagerstown state police and to confirm I called fredericks as well.

They said Gun in the trunk mags in the glove box and ammo in the back will be fine.
Link Posted: 11/30/2016 3:51:31 PM EST
state police have been known to be wrong

read this thread

https://www.ar15.com/forums/t_8_29/284452_MD_Transporting_Laws__banned__Assault_Pistols___now_w_SB281_FAQ_pg3.html

it has the law, and it states very stringent requirements for transporting

your description doesnt seem to fit any of them

but hey, IANAL
Link Posted: 11/30/2016 5:21:19 PM EST
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Originally Posted By mdram:
http://mgaleg.maryland.gov/webmga/frmStatutesText.aspx?article=gcr§ion=4-203&ext=html&session=2015RS

basically No, you cannot do this

you may transport the firearm to and from a range.
but leaving it in your car for a 'just in case' scenario is a nono
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Not true, he's transporting from appropriate use in home state, to Maryland, then back to home state. The only to a range thing only makes sense for Maryland residents who start and end their trip in Maryland.
Link Posted: 11/30/2016 6:47:16 PM EST
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Originally Posted By JMichael99:
I got off the phone with Hagerstown state police and to confirm I called fredericks as well.

They said Gun in the trunk mags in the glove box and ammo in the back will be fine.
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I wouldnt keep anything in glove box if thats where your registration is. Just in case you get pulled over.
Link Posted: 11/30/2016 8:26:23 PM EST
you are really not suppose to stop for food or even gas with a gun in the car.
Link Posted: 11/30/2016 10:09:29 PM EST
maybe i should contact a district attorney and get it in writing?
Link Posted: 12/1/2016 10:24:30 AM EST
you would need it in writing from the Attorney general office

good luck with that
Link Posted: 12/20/2016 12:41:09 PM EST
I would not do it. Better to keep a MD-legal long gun in your trunk.
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