Maryland State Firearm Data

State-by-State

Year: 2018
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State Gun Laws
No Gun Related Suicide Data
Available for 2018
No Gun Related Homicide Data
Available for 2018

Provisions for 2018

Provision Name
Provision Description
Current Status
Provision Name
age18longgunsale
Provision Description
Purchase of long guns from licensed dealers and private sellers restricted to age 18 and older
Current Status
Current
Provision Name
age21handgunpossess
Provision Description
No possession of handguns until age 21
Current Status
Current
Provision Name
age21handgunsale
Provision Description
Purchase of handguns from licensed dealers and private sellers restricted to age 21 and older
Current Status
Current
Provision Name
amm18
Provision Description
Ammunition sales not allowed to persons under age 18 for any type of ammunition (all firearms)
Current Status
Current
Provision Name
amm21h
Provision Description
Ammunition sales not allowed to persons under age 21 for handguns
Current Status
Current
Provision Name
ammrestrict
Provision Description
Sale of ammunition is restricted to all the same categories as firearms
Current Status
Current
Provision Name
assault
Provision Description
Assault weapons sales ban beyond just assault pistols
Current Status
Current
Provision Name
assaultlist
Provision Description
Assault weapons included in a list of banned weapons
Current Status
Current
Provision Name
assaulttransfer
Provision Description
Transfer of grandfathered weapons is prohibited
Current Status
Current
Provision Name
backgroundpurge
Provision Description
State is not required to purge background check records for at least 60 days
Current Status
Current
Provision Name
cap14
Provision Description
Criminal liability applies to children less than 14 years old
Current Status
Current
Provision Name
cap16
Provision Description
Criminal liability applies to children less than 16 years old
Current Status
Current
Provision Name
capaccess
Provision Description
Criminal liability for negligent storage of guns if child gains access
Current Status
Current
Provision Name
capliability
Provision Description
Criminal liability for negligent storage of guns, regardless of whether child actually gains access
Current Status
Current
Provision Name
capunloaded
Provision Description
Criminal liability for negligent storage applies regardless of whether gun is loaded or unloaded
Current Status
Current
Provision Name
capuses
Provision Description
Criminal liability for negligent storage of guns if child uses or carries the gun
Current Status
Current
Provision Name
ccbackground
Provision Description
Concealed carry permit process requires a background check
Current Status
Current
Provision Name
ccrenewbackground
Provision Description
Concealed carry permit renewal requires a new background check
Current Status
Current
Provision Name
danger
Provision Description
Firearm purchase/possession prohibited if person deemed by court to be danger to oneself or others
Current Status
Current
Provision Name
dealerh
Provision Description
State dealer license required for handgun sales
Current Status
Current
Provision Name
defactoregh
Provision Description
De facto registration of handguns is in place because of a recordkeeping requirement for all handgun sales
Current Status
Current
Provision Name
drugmisdemeanor
Provision Description
Drug misdemeanor is prohibitive for firearm purchase/possession
Current Status
Current
Provision Name
dvro
Provision Description
State law automatically prohibits domestic violence-related restraining order (DVRO) subjects from possessing firearms
Current Status
Current
Provision Name
dvrodating
Provision Description
DVROs are automatically prohibiting if the subject is a dating partner of the petitioner
Current Status
Current
Provision Name
dvrosurrender
Provision Description
State law requires DVRO subjects to surrender their firearms
Current Status
Current
Provision Name
dvrosurrenderdating
Provision Description
The surrender provisions apply if the subject is a dating partner of the petitioner
Current Status
Current
Provision Name
dvrosurrendernoconditions
Provision Description
No additional finding is required before the firearm surrender provisions apply
Current Status
Current
Provision Name
elementary
Provision Description
No gun carrying on elementary school property, including concealed weapons permittees
Current Status
Current
Provision Name
felony
Provision Description
Felony conviction is prohibitive for firearm purchase/possession
Current Status
Current
Provision Name
fingerprint
Provision Description
Fingerprinting required at point of purchase for all dealers
Current Status
Current
Provision Name
gunshowh
Provision Description
Background checks required for purchase of handguns at gun shows at point of purchase
Current Status
Current
Provision Name
gvro
Provision Description
The law allows a family member or law enforcement officer to initiate a procedure to confiscate firearms from any person who is deemed by a judge to represent a threat to themselves or others
Current Status
Current
Provision Name
gvrolawenforcement
Provision Description
The law allows a law enforcement officer to initiate a procedure to confiscate firearms from any person who is deemed by a judge to represent a threat to themselves or others
Current Status
Current
Provision Name
immunity
Provision Description
No law provides blanket immunity to gun manufacturers or prohibits state or local lawsuits against gun manufacturers
Current Status
Current
Provision Name
invcommitment
Provision Description
Involuntary commitment (inpatient) is prohibitive for firearm purchase/possession
Current Status
Current
Provision Name
junkgun
Provision Description
Ban on junk guns (sometimes called "Saturday night specials")
Current Status
Current
Provision Name
lockd
Provision Description
Safety lock required for handguns sold through dealers
Current Status
Current
Provision Name
magazine
Provision Description
Ban on large capacity magazines beyond just ammunition for pistols
Current Status
Current
Provision Name
mayissue
Provision Description
"May issue" state
Current Status
Current
Provision Name
mcdv
Provision Description
State law automatically prohibits misdemeanor crime of domestic violence (MCDV) offenders from possessing firearms
Current Status
Current
Provision Name
mcdvdating
Provision Description
MCDV convictions are prohibiting if the victim is a dating partner of the offender
Current Status
Current
Provision Name
mcdvsurrender
Provision Description
State law automatically requires MCDV offenders to surrender their firearms
Current Status
Current
Provision Name
mcdvsurrenderdating
Provision Description
The surrender provisions apply if the defendant is a dating partner of the victim
Current Status
Current
Provision Name
mcdvsurrendernoconditions
Provision Description
No additional finding is required before the firearm surrender provisions apply
Current Status
Current
Provision Name
nosyg
Provision Description
No stand your ground law
Current Status
Current
Provision Name
onepermonth
Provision Description
One handgun per month with no or limited exceptions
Current Status
Current
Provision Name
opencarrypermith
Provision Description
No open carry of handguns is allowed in public places unless the person has a concealed carry or handgun carry permit
Current Status
Current
Provision Name
permitconcealed
Provision Description
Permit required to carry concealed weapons
Current Status
Current
Provision Name
permith
Provision Description
A license or permit is required to purchase handguns
Current Status
Current
Provision Name
permitlaw
Provision Description
Permit process involves law enforcement
Current Status
Current
Provision Name
personalized
Provision Description
State has a law that requires review of personalized gun technology
Current Status
Current
Provision Name
purge
Provision Description
State is not required to purge sales records for at least 60 days after purchase
Current Status
Current
Provision Name
recordsallh
Provision Description
Record keeping and retention required for all sellers and all dealers for handgun sales
Current Status
Current
Provision Name
recordsdealerh
Provision Description
Record keeping and retention required for licensed dealers for handgun sales
Current Status
Current
Provision Name
reportallh
Provision Description
Reporting of sales records to the state required for all sellers and all dealers for handgun sales
Current Status
Current
Provision Name
reportdealerh
Provision Description
Reporting of sales records to the state required for licensed dealers for handgun sales
Current Status
Current
Provision Name
showing
Provision Description
Applicants are required to make a heightened showing to obtain a concealed carry permit
Current Status
Current
Provision Name
stalking
Provision Description
A stalking conviction is prohibitive for firearm possession
Current Status
Current
Provision Name
statechecksh
Provision Description
State conducts separate background checks, beyond the federal NICS check, for handguns
Current Status
Current
Provision Name
strawpurchaseh
Provision Description
No person may purchase a handgun on behalf of another person
Current Status
Current
Provision Name
tenroundlimit
Provision Description
Ban includes a 10-round limit (not a 15 or higher round limit)
Current Status
Current
Provision Name
threedaylimit
Provision Description
Background checks for gun sales or permits have more than a three-day limit in which they must be completed
Current Status
Current
Provision Name
training
Provision Description
Safety training or testing required prior to issuing a firearm license or permit
Current Status
Current
Provision Name
universalh
Provision Description
Universal background check required at point of transfer for handguns
Current Status
Current
Provision Name
universalpermith
Provision Description
Background checks conducted through permit requirement for all handgun sales (or universal background checks)
Current Status
Current
Provision Name
violent
Provision Description
Firearm possession is prohibited for people with a history of a violent misdemeanor punishable by less than one year of imprisonment
Current Status
Current
Provision Name
violenth
Provision Description
Handgun possession is prohibited for people with a history of a violent misdemeanor punishable by less than one year of imprisonment
Current Status
Current
Provision Name
violenth
Provision Description
Handgun possession is prohibited for people with a history of a violent misdemeanor punishable by less than one year of imprisonment
Current Status
Current
Provision Name
violentpartial
Provision Description
Firearm possession is prohibited for people with a history of a violent misdemeanor punishable by more than one year of imprisonment
Current Status
Current
Provision Name
waitingh
Provision Description
Waiting period is required on all handgun purchases from dealers
Current Status
Current