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Overview for Maryland

Maryland’s firearm regulations are arguably in the top 10 in the United States.

The state of Maryland does not control the sale of shotguns and rifles. The sale/transfer/possession of handguns, and assault weapons is controlled by the state. Firearms are banned from schools, public demonstrations and most types of social gatherings.

Maryland’s state constitution does not guarantee its citizens the right to bear arms.


Permit to PurchaseDetails
Open CarryDetails
Concealed CarryDetails
State Preemption of Local RestrictionsDetails
Firearm RegistrationDetails
Owner LicenseDetails
Law Long-guns Handguns
Permit to Purchase No Partial
Open Carry No Yes
Concealed Carry No Yes
State Preemption of Local Restrictions Yes Yes
Firearm Registration No Yes
Owner License No No

The Concealed Carry Permit

(often encompasses the open carry permit)

Offical Concealed Carry page for Maryland.


Maryland honors the permits of

Maryland does not honor any other state's permits.

Maryland's permits are honored by

Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Missouri, Montana, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Wisconsin


Maryland FAQ


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