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    Need Maryland Advice

    From USACARRY's page on Maryland CCW law:


    "No violation is committed by any person who can demonstrate that the handgun is being carried, worn or transported:

    2. Between such person's bona fide residences ..."

    Virginia resident CCW permit holder traveling to a Maryland home currently in trust (QPRT) to my wife and her sibling. Firearm will be unloaded and secured in a locked box. Am I legit?

    Thanks.


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    I believe so. (Make sure the mags are empty for transport.)

    Although the fact that you have a VA CCW doesn't play into the Maryland laws in any way, since they don't recognize anything out of state.
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    That sounds like it just covers transporting the firearm. Any sort of permit from any other state might not make a difference if you're caught with a firearm in that MD residence entrusted to your spouse. Does "bona fide residences" mean you actually have to have some form of ID showing that you do live there?

    If I understand correctly, MD is as bad as Jersey when it comes to gun laws. So, if you absolutely want to carry/transport that firearm into MD, just try not to get caught because you might be in a world of trouble whether you have an out of state permit or not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CPO 15 View Post
    Firearm will be unloaded and secured in a locked box.

    Your good to go....

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    Yeah you should be fine since you are transporting it the way MD law demands. Just don't make any pitstops there...

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    Since you are traveling interstate, what actually applies is the Federal Firearm Owners Protection Act (FOPA), part of the 1986 Gun Control Act. Basically, it says that you are allowed to transport the gun as you have described (unloaded and locked up) as long as you are legal to possess it at origin and destination. I don't have the FOPA text offhand, but the Wikipedia link below is a good enough start on the "safe passage" provision.

    Since you seem to be legal to have it at the place in Maryland, FOPA applies. Just make sure you leave it at the house once you get to Maryland, unless you are taking it to the range or a gunsmith. Under those circumstances, Maryland law applies---although Maryland law is not quite as strict about how you transport the gun as it is often depicted here, you are just as well sticking with unloaded, locked in trunk separate from any ammo.

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    Transportation in Md. is regulated to being carried locked and unloaded (say the glove box) and ammunition in another inaccessible area of the vehicle.

    Md. does not recognize any out of state CCW permits.

    It really sucks here with regard to CCW and arms ownership.

    We recently tried to get the law changes to recognize PA permits with no success. You would think that with as much crime and violence there is in the central area of MD. that it would be approved. Politicians here are MORONS!

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