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Posted: 9/27/2007 1:14:26 PM EST
hey everyone am moving to the baltimore area in a few weeks for a new job. Have some questions about gun laws. Im coming from PA

For my AR15 is there any restrictions as far as magazine cap etc.

Handgun: Any restrictions on mag cap.

CCW: Rumor has it it is very hard to obtain. IS this true and if so who issues the permits.
Link Posted: 9/27/2007 2:31:02 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/27/2007 2:31:27 PM EST by squeky]
No restrictions on magazine capacity for what you bring in/buy somewhere else. You can possess any size mag, you cannot buy and transfer it to you in state.

No CCW, you won't get it. I guess the State Police licensing dept issues them. Very hard means impossible for us not in law enforcement or without serious documented threats against our lives.
Link Posted: 9/27/2007 2:34:43 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/27/2007 2:37:52 PM EST by zoostation]
AR15 is okay as long as it's not a pistol version, those are banned as are all "assault pistols" (TEC-9's, etc). Registration of "assault rifles" is only required when buying or selling them, so if you already own it you're good to go.

Mags over 20 rounds cannot be bought, sold, or transferred in the state but can be possessed.

MD requires 7-day wait and separate state police approval on all handguns and designated "assault rifles." Long guns not on the evil list are still cash 'n carry NICS.

State also has a handgun roster of what can be sold in the state. Again if you already own it you're fine. But if there's anything you want not on the approved list you might want to buy it before changing residences.

CCW is only for the rich and well-connected, if not in those groups forget it. MSP denies over 90% of CCW applications.

Handgun roster and FAQ's can be found here www.mdsp.org

Link Posted: 9/28/2007 3:24:53 AM EST
CCW in MD - it ain't going to happen.

Now we have MOM as the guv and it REALLY will never happen now because he'd veto it (you guys shoulda pushed when you had Ehrlich in office).

More info here: www.mdshallissue.org
Link Posted: 10/3/2007 11:32:09 AM EST

The biggie is no transporting firearms and ammo in the same part of the vehicle.
So ammo up front, gun in the trunk.

Otherwise, everything else except for assault pistols are good to go.

Class 3 is relatively easy and the state police automatically sign off.

If you need high cap mags just buy them out of state. 20 rounds or less are fine for in state transfer. Face to face sales are fine for anyting that isn't on the regulated list, aka assault rifles and pistols ( which require a 7 day waiting period). Some cool rifles are not on the list though like the XCR, F-2000, HBAR ar-15 models ( must be complete or Colt), and a few other new ones.

Link Posted: 10/4/2007 4:51:34 AM EST

Originally Posted By enemy:
The biggie is no transporting firearms and ammo in the same part of the vehicle.
So ammo up front, gun in the trunk.

This is incorrect.
Link Posted: 10/4/2007 9:15:32 AM EST
As long as the ammo is not in the magazines and the firearms are in a closed case it can all be in the same compartment. The key is, it cant be easily accessible and in a separate container.
Link Posted: 10/4/2007 12:46:35 PM EST
I am also relocating to MD, what are the hand gun laws in regards to owning, transportation, and purchasing? Do you need a permit to purchase or you just need a permit to carry?

Link Posted: 10/4/2007 4:51:36 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/4/2007 5:02:20 PM EST by DCChris]
No registration of handguns that you legally owned in CT but you cannot possess "assault pistols" no matter what. See the link above for the named banned assault pistols (semi automatic versions of UZIs, MACs, etc)... but full auto versions are legal... go figure. We are subjected to "child prevention access laws" here which means you get in big trouble if a child is found with one of your guns. The other bad part about ownership is one regulated firearm (handgun or so call assault weapon) every 30 days. They will prosecute you if you try. Its best to get a "collectors" designation that allows you to purchase as many as you want and is easy to get.

Transportation has been covered, but there are only a few valid reasons you can transport firearms in this state if pulled over: formal or informal target shoot, going to/from a gun show or gun smith, dog training and hunting if I recall correctly. If you become a collector (as designated by the state) you can also informally "show" your collections to others in the state.

Purchasing: No permit required, but you do have a 7 business day wait which includes a background check and paperwork recording the sale and the gun has to be on the "approved roster" if purchasing inside the state. The roster was put in place to prevent so called Saturday Night Specials in the state, which is complete BS and totally subjective. But you can bring in your .25 cal pocket pistol if you purchased it as a legal resident of another state and you don't try to sell it in this terrible state. You do need a permit to carry, but as stated above - don't waste your time because you can't use self defense as a valid reason.

Bottom line advice: Live in Virginia or Pennsylvania if you are close to the line and get your CCW (but it is not valid in MD). This state is bad with respect to firearms laws and only will get worse unless we keep up the good fight.
Link Posted: 10/7/2007 7:36:59 PM EST
If you like guns you should not move to MD.

No loaded magazines in the car, even if they are locked up separate from guns.

Cannot have a gun in your car unless you are going to or coming from the range or gun shop.

Guns cost a lot more here.

1-gun-a-month rule for handguns.
Link Posted: 10/8/2007 8:33:34 AM EST
Ironic thing is that you CAN have loaded magazines in the car under MD law. Problem is: 99% of the LEO's don't understand their own laws. Prohibition only applies on hunting lands.
Link Posted: 10/9/2007 4:43:25 PM EST

Originally Posted By CBR900:
Ironic thing is that you CAN have loaded magazines in the car under MD law. Problem is: 99% of the LEO's don't understand their own laws. Prohibition only applies on hunting lands.

Where is that stated? I'd really like to know.

BTW, I believe that the city of baltimore has different laws.
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