Maryland Gun Laws
Open Carry: Open carry allowed only with permit Duty to Notify Law Enforcement: Only when asked by the officer State Parks: Prohibited Restaurants Serving Alcohol: No specific restriction. Firearms at Colleges: Schools individually decide the weapons policy. Firearms at K-12 Schools: Prohibited Magazine Capacity Limitations: The sell or acquisition of magazines with capacity greater than 10 is not lawful. Suppressor Ownership: Lawful Vehicle Possession by Non-Permitees: Loaded, readily accessible handguns are prohibited Firearm Law Uniformity: Preemption law exists but there are many exceptions Permit Training Requirements: Wear and Carry Permit training is 16 hours of instruction for an original application and 8 hours of instruction for a renewal application. The approved training is offered by a Qualified Handgun Instructor and will include instruction on state firearm law, home firearm safety, handgun mechanisms and operation, and a component that requires the applicant to demonstrate gun safety and proficiency with a minimum score of 70% accuracy.
Designated security personnel (security guards, private detectives, special police, and armored car drivers/guards) must shoot a practical police course of at least 50 rounds, from no further than 25 yards and score at least 70% accuracy.
All other applicants must shoot a course of at least 25 rounds, from no further than 15 yards and score at least 70% accuracy.
Permit Issuing Authority: Maryland State Poilce May/Shall Issue: May Issue State Website: link Length of Permit Validity: 2 years for first renewal. Subsequent renewals are every 3 years Permit Application Process: Fill our electronic application. Submit with required paperwork and proof of training Non-Resident Permits: Non-residents may apply Places Off Limits: (b) A person may not carry or possess a firearm, knife, or deadly weapon of any kind on public school
(2) A person may not have a firearm in the person's possession or on or about the person at a demonstration
in a public place or in a vehicle that is within 1,000 feet of a demonstration in a public place after:
(i) the person has been advised by a law enforcement officer that a demonstration is occurring at the
public place; and
(ii) the person has been ordered by the law enforcement officer to leave the area of the demonstration
until the person disposes of the firearm.
(2) A person may not willfully bring an assault weapon or other firearm or destructive device, as defined
in § 4-501 of the Criminal Law Article, into or have an assault weapon or other firearm or destructive device
in a building where:
(i) the Senate or the House has a chamber;
(ii) a member, officer, or employee of the General Assembly has an official office; or
(iii) a committee of the General Assembly, the Senate, or the House has an office.
(a) Refusal. -- An innkeeper may refuse to provide lodging or services to or may remove from a lodging
establishment an individual who:
(6) the innkeeper reasonably believes possesses property that may be dangerous to other individuals, such as
firearms or explosives; or
Except for official purposes and by authorized personnel, an individual on the property may not
carry open or concealed firearms, explosives, incendiary devices, or dangerous or deadly weapons. (Grounds here means: General Assembly buildings, improvements, and grounds;
(2) Senate and House of Delegates:
(d) Appurtenant areas,
(e) Committee rooms; and
(3) Joint Hearing Room. )
Resident Permit Reciprocity:
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