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Old May 31, 2010, 04:11 PM   #1
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Maryland

Just how bad is Maryland? I may be moving to D.C. and houses are just too darn expensive in VA.
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Old May 31, 2010, 05:32 PM   #2
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Paranoid & confused.
CCW...........good luck, you need to be "connected".

Rifle...........not too bad but they have the "designated list" of "assault weapons". If you have something on the list & want to bring it you have to (technically) do a pistol safety course. There is a wait period for transfer of listed weapons & the background check can have you "Non dis-approved" then you can get the article.

Mag cap limit of 20 rounds.

Title III friendly though.
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Old May 31, 2010, 08:49 PM   #3
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that's what i was afraid of, thank you for the info.
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Old June 1, 2010, 06:08 AM   #4
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pretty dern bad....

I would reconsider VA.
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Old June 27, 2010, 11:03 PM   #5
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Old thread but I'll clarify a few things.

You do not have to do any paperwork on any firearm you own prior to moving to MD (except any full auto, sbs's or suppressors), If you already own it, you do not have to take any classes, file for any kind of permit (there are no permits in MD) or any of that other kind of nonsense, This includes handguns, rifles, shotguns and so called assault weapons. There is a list of BANNED "assault pistols" such as Tec-9's, Uzi handguns (carbines are peachy), etc.

Full list:
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An assault pistol is defined as any of the following specified firearms or their copies regardless of which company produced and manufactured the firearm:
AA Arms AP-9 semi-automatics
Bushmaster semi-automatic pistol;
Claridge HI-TEC, semi-automatic pistol;
D Max Industries semi-automatic pistol;
Encom MK-IV, MP-9, MP-45 semi-automatic pistols;
Heckler and Koch semi-automatic pistol SP-89;
Holmes MP-83 semi-automatic pistol;
Ingram MAC 10/11 semi-automatic pistol and any variation including the Partisan Avenger and the SWD Cobray;
Intratec TEC-9/DC-9 in any centerfire variation;
P.A.W.S. type semi-automatic pistol;
Skorpion semi-automatic pistol;
Spectre double action semi-automatic pistol (Sile, F.I.E., Mitchell);
UZI semi-automatic pistol;
Weaver Arms semi-automatic Nighthawk pistol; and
Wilkinson semi-automatic "Linda" pistol.

You can bring as many magazines of whatever capacity you want. The TRANSFER of magazines greater than 20 rounds is illegal in MD. You can own as many as you want. Just don't give them away or sell them while in state.
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Old June 27, 2010, 11:56 PM   #6
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Being from Virginia I would also recommend you reconsider Virginia. If you absolutely don't want Virginia check out southern Pennsylvania. It may add a little time to the commute but it is certainly better than Maryland for gunrights.
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Old June 28, 2010, 12:00 AM   #7
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If you're interested in carrying, concealed or otherwise, you're basically screwed in Maryland. Maryland CHL's are essentially unobtainable, and Maryland doesn't honor CHL's issued by other states. So, regardless of where you live, you're precluded from carrying in Maryland.
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Old June 28, 2010, 08:48 AM   #8
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I don't live in VA, but I also would recommend it over MD
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Old June 28, 2010, 10:01 AM   #9
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In light of the McDonald Decision, does anyone think there will be change in Maryland?
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Old June 28, 2010, 10:19 AM   #10
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The eastern WV panhandle might also be a consideration. Very firearm/cch friendly. I commuted from there to downtown DC (via MARC train) for 17 years before retiring ...

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Old June 28, 2010, 01:06 PM   #11
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Do you want to live in America, or in a socialist republic? Maryland has some lovely scenery, the Eastern Shore, Camden Yards in Baltimore, and some nice people. It's also completely dominated by statist thugs.

Virginia ain't paradise, but we have the same Chesapeake, we have the Northern Neck, the Shenandoah . . . and we've got good firearms laws. As for permits, the Commonwealth is a shall-issue state with absolutely bare-minimum training requirements, which is as it should be. Effective this Thursday, you can carry concealed in restaurants that serve alcohol (with a CHL, of course).

Oh, and speaking of that new law, Virginia has the VCDL. www.vcdl.org

ETA: Nick's suggestion re: West Virginia is also a viable option. I work in downtown DC and many of my colleagues commute from West Virginia.
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Old July 3, 2010, 09:38 AM   #12
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I also recommend checking out parts of West Virginia. Once you're a resident you'll have to take a class and pay an outrageous $95 fee, but you'll be able to get the permit. There aren't very many places you can't carry in WV, and we have reciprocity with four of the five bordering states.

Plus it's nice here, except for the mountaintop removal and mass pollution by the coal and natural gas industries.
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Old July 3, 2010, 11:33 AM   #13
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Y'all are kind of missing the point. If the OP works in Maryland, he is essentially prohibited from carrying a firearm to and from his place of business. It doesn't matter where he lives, because once he crosses the state line into Maryland, he is subject to maryland's laws regardless of where he lives - and Maryland honors no other state's CCL. Maryand is as carry-unfriendly a state as you will find.
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Old July 5, 2010, 05:55 AM   #14
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I think we were interpreting that the OP would be working in D.C

not Maryland.... it's a given he or she won't be able to carry to work regardless of where they live.... just giving advice on better states to live in around D.C.
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