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
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-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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Testimony in Opposition to SB 1, a "Bruen Response" Bill


SB 1 Criminal Law - Wearing, Carrying, or Transporting Firearms - Restrictions (Gun Safety Act of 2023)
Sponsored by Senator Waldstreicher
Heard before the Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee on 2/7/2023:

MSI's Oral Testimony in Opposition

SB 1 as passed by the Senate being heard before the House Judiciary Committee on 3/29/2023 at 1pm.

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