CCW in Maryland?

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    CCW in Maryland?

    I was told that the state of Maryland has changed its policty on granting CCW permits to its residents. Does anyone here know if this is true. I can't seem to find out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mjp View Post
    I was told that the state of Maryland has changed its policty on granting CCW permits to its residents. Does anyone here know if this is true. I can't seem to find out.
    Probably referring to this: Maryland ?Substantial Reason? Requirement Challenged : Personal Liberty?


    From the looks of it, the "good and substantial reason" requirement for granting a CCW was ruled unconstitutional, but then the verdict was overturned by the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals. I don't think anything actually ended up changing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by synx View Post
    Probably referring to this: Maryland ?Substantial Reason? Requirement Challenged : Personal Liberty?


    From the looks of it, the "good and substantial reason" requirement for granting a CCW was ruled unconstitutional, but then the verdict was overturned by the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals. I don't think anything actually ended up changing.
    This is true, it also looks like it will stay that way for awhile Maryland is still a "May Issue" state
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    No. The SAF has requested CERT from SCOTUS in the Woolard case, which is seeking to remove MD's G & S requirement. Currently still the law. No way an upstanding citizien can have a permit unless you prove you carry large sums of business currency, or are a Dr. dispensing prescriptions. I applied last March and was denied for no reason other than I have no G & S.

    Sad but true. Hoping to win at SCOTUS next year.

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    Nope, nothing has changed in Maryland except the laws are getting worst and I think it's starting to resemble NJ! A bunch of new requirements for handgun and some other purchases go into effect on October 1st of this year.
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    It's worse than just handguns. AR15's will be banned for purchase after Oct. 1. You will need to get a Handgun Qualification License to even purchase, like NJ. Fingerprints, background check, etc. Worse part is when you do buy, you get yet another background check. Currently taking 120 days to get a background check and IMO it's gonna get worse.

    Google MD SB281. It;s awful.

    What a mess.

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    I just moved out of Maryland last November. I had a concealed carry permit for four years prior to moving. My expierence is 99% of Marylanders just assume they can't have one so never cough up the $115 and go through the (pretty easy) process.
    These are the same people that will tell you class III weapons are illegal in Maryland.

    Have you spent the money and are for some reason being denied or are you just listening to internet fodder?
    Process for me took about 6-8 weeks total.


    It cost me about $30 grand to cut ties and move out of Maryland, financially that was a big hit, my quality of life now could not be better and I will not return.
    Good luck up there.
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    Class III weapons are legal here.(Questions about Oct 1 has yet to be ruled on) I am in the process of SBR'ing an M4 right now. MG are legal here too.

    Good on you for leaving this socialist septic tank.

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    Thanks for all the information. I have a CCW which is granted by Utah Bureau of Investigation. It is good in 35 states. I spend much of my time in Ohio and am thinking of moving here permanently. I was told that recently the law in Maryland had changed but what I am reading here is that the law has become more anti-gun and the laws more inline with other "enlightened" states. I am currently a resident of Maryland and I also want a new gun so guess I better hustle up before October 1 rolls around. I bought one in Md last November at a gun show, it took a little less than 6 weeks to actually get the thing in my hands. The times they are a changing!

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    If you go to the right LGS you can pick up your gun on the 8th day. They have you sign a waiver stating that you know of no reason not to be denied.

    I'm picking up a Glock 19 tomorrrow. It's been more than 8 days but there is also a "one gun a month" law in effect, unless you go through the paperwork to become a "collector".

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    Ask first. As you point out, some FFL's will not release until the paperwork comes back from MSP, currently running at 100+ days.

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    I went to the DC / Baltimore area abt three years ago. I saw enough for me not to go back.
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    I had no idea things were that bad for you Maryland folk.
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    Quote Originally Posted by blitzburgh View Post
    I had no idea things were that bad for you Maryland folk.
    Hopefully one day it will get better . i am a half glass full kinda guy but it is messed up here , if i could move i really would do so but it would be so hard and a big adjustment.
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    Leaving prince George's County Maryland over 20 years ago was one of the best decisions I have ever made. We go back to visit my wife's family ever year and it is painful for me to see how they live. My Dad followed me down south to retire and enjoys it here as well. I salute those who stay and fight but I honestly don't think outside Western Maryland and the Eastern Shore there is much worth saving up there.
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