Welcome to the board Russell.
It is functionally improbable and very well close to impossible to get a carry permit in MD.
Run a search here as it's a very well known and long time item of not gonna happenism...Unless you happen to be a politically connected person of means.
You would be much better off looking at Northern VA for potential residence and entertaining the option commute into MD via The Beltway (I-495 VA).
But even still carry on body and car storage as into MD is _not lawful_ and very strictly enforced through criminal prosecution.
Many of us are DC, MD, and VA natives.
I am a DC native born & bred, schooled in MD and currently my business is based in VA. I live in MA.
MA is far better than MD as 2A rights goes. Yes, Massachusetts! Think about that for a moment.
Congrats on the new job and best of luck with your relocation.
- Janq is resident licensed in VA