My Parents house in MD

My Parents house in MD

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    My Parents house in MD

    We're spending the weekend in MD with my parents. I want to bring my Glock. I know I can't carry in MD, but can I have it in the house while I'm there? My parents don't have an issue with it, but legally could I?

    It'll be unloaded in my bag in the trunk on the way down obviously reloading on arrival. Anything else I should be concerned about?


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    I believe handgun possession in your home in MD is ok, I think it may be illegal to have a loaded handgun in your home, but I am sure a Marylander will step in and let us know whats right.

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    Travelling on Md. roads is the problem, you can do anything, even load it and carry IN your home. When driving your gun must be unloaded, in a closed container and not readily reachable in your car. The trunk works fine. Put a trigger lock on it. Magazines must be unloaded. Ammo must be seperated from the gun in a locked container.

    I face the same problem when I visit my Dad in MD. It's a pain in the butt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ripley16 View Post
    Travelling on Md. roads is the problem, you can do anything, even load it and carry IN your home. When driving your gun must be unloaded, in a closed container and not readily reachable in your car. The trunk works fine. Put a trigger lock on it. Magazines must be unloaded. Ammo must be seperated from the gun in a locked container.

    I face the same problem when I visit my Dad in MD. It's a pain in the butt.
    I stopped traveling to Maryland for this reason... I used to spend a lot of my money in MD too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by American Pit Bull View Post
    I stopped traveling to Maryland for this reason... I used to spend a lot of my money in MD too.
    Same here...It's a crying shame I can't go back to visit old friends and relatives. I grew up in Baltimore.
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    Doesn't MD also require a trigger lock be kept on the gun when not in use?

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    Quote Originally Posted by archer51 View Post
    Doesn't MD also require a trigger lock be kept on the gun when not in use?
    Sure does.

    I transferred my Beretta 92 to another buyer yesterday and they gave him a checklist of things to have and get done before he walked out.

    As for the threadstarter, just do what was mentioned above and keep everything OUT of reach and seperate from one another and you should be fine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by archer51 View Post
    Doesn't MD also require a trigger lock be kept on the gun when not in use?
    Only if you have children under the age of 16 (I think that's the age) in the house and the firearm is not secured in a locked container.

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    Quote Originally Posted by archer51 View Post
    Doesn't MD also require a trigger lock be kept on the gun when not in use?
    Actually I think the law changed. An "internal" lock is required to be sold with the handgun. When I bought my SIG 229 I was charged someplace between $30 and 50 for it. But this depends on date of manufacture. (I don't think this is something you have to worry about in your situation.)

    The other "gotcha" in Maryland that I haven't seen mentioned in the replies so far is the fact that unless covered by some other type of permit, is that when transporting, you are only authorized to transport DIRECTLY between residence and specific locations such as point of purchase or a range.

    Another oddity of the area (Depending on your route) are roads like the GW Parkway in VA, and the BW Parkway in MD..... These are both NPS controlled, meaning technically NO firearms are allowed, just like any other National Park site.
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    Maryland-another state that I refuse to visit or even travel through. I will not spend any of my hard earned money in states that refuse to recognize my right to self defense and the defense of my loved ones.
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