Maryland State and Local Weapons Laws

Maryland State Laws and Regulations

State laws and regulations generally preempt county and other local laws, except for those made under the narrow authority granted to localities by MD Code, Criminal Law, § 4-209.

-Maryland Criminal Law, Title 3. Other Crimes Against the Person, § 3-202 Assault in the first degree
-Maryland Criminal Law, Title 4. Weapons Crimes
-Maryland Public Safety Article, Title 5. Firearms
-Maryland Code, Natural Resources, § 10-408. Regulations relating to weapons and ammunition for hunting
 Region Map (A is the lighter color)
-Maryland Code, Natural Resources, § 10-410(c)(1). Prohibiting the possession of loaded long guns inside vehicles
-Code of Maryland Regulations (COMAR) - Title 29. Maryland State Police, Subtitle 03. WEAPONS REGULATIONS
-List of prohibitors from firearms possession under Maryland State law
-List of prohibitors from firearms possession under Federal law
-Also see the Maryland page from - Maryland
-MSI Article on Magazines in Maryland
-MSI Maryland Wear and Carry Permit Guide - Places and Times in Which Firearms Can Not be Legally Carried by a Permit Holder

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August 2023 Legal Update

Novotny v. Moore - Challenge against aspects of SB 1 and current public carry restrictions

Maryland Shall Issue, the Second Amendment Foundation, the Firearms Policy Coalition, and three individuals have challenged SB 1. That bill passed this last Session of the General Assembly places many unconstitutional restrictions on the right to carry with a permit in Maryland. The case is styled Novotny v. Moore and has been consolidated with Kipke v. Moore in federal district court in Baltimore. Kipke was brought by the Maryland State Rifle and Pistol Association. Plaintiffs in both cases have filed motions for preliminary injunctions and motions for summary judgment with the aim of stopping enforcement of certain restrictions placed by SB 1 by October 1st, the bill’s effective date. Briefing is ongoing in both cases and then the court will decide whether to hold an oral argument and simply move to the issuance of a decision. The court is not required to decide the case within any set time. We will provide updates of importance as they occur. Find all of the filings in both of these cases HERE.

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