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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)

Official Concealed Carry page for Maryland.

Maryland Concealed Carry Reciprocity

Maryland Magazine Capacity

10 rounds
10 rounds

In Maryland, no person may manufacture, sell, offer for sale, purchase, receive or transfer a detachable magazine that has a capacity of more than 10 rounds of ammunition

Maryland Ghost Gun law

The Ghost gun law in Maryland states the following:

In Maryland, it is unlawful to sell, offer to sell, or transfer an unserialized firearm, including completed and unfinished frames or receivers. The law also makes it generally unlawful to purchase, receive, sell, offer to sell, or transfer an unfinished frame or receiver unless that product. It is also unlawful to possess an unserialized firearm, including a completed or unfinished frame or receiver.

Does Maryland have an inheritance gun law?

Yes, Maryland has an inheritance gun law.

Maryland FAQ

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