July 22, 2004, 01:51 PM
I, a Maryland resident, plan on going to the Nation's Gun show at the Dulles Expo Center in Virginia at the end of this month (Make sure you visit the C&E website for a $1.00 off coupon to any C&E guns show) and would like to know:
1) I if I I spot a nice CETME, FAL, EBR type gun and want to take it home, will I have to get it transferred through a MD dealer or is it cash and carry?
I'll also have a few copies of my C&R license with with me JIC.
2) If a Mk1 #3 wants to follow me home, will I be able to present a signed copy of said C&R license, pay the fare and take it home with me?
Inquiring minds want to know. Thanks for any input!
July 22, 2004, 02:45 PM
I'm not sure about Maryland, but I have purchased long guns outside of my own state of residence.
With long guns..rifles, shotguns, it is just standard procedure.
I'm not sure of the Maryland laws regarding evil black rifles, however.
July 22, 2004, 03:29 PM
I've bought long guns out of state, cash and carry, but that was guns in PA--->NJ where I lived @ the time, and I don't know what restrictions MD might have.
Longish story short, an FFL dealer must comply with:
The laws/regs of the state the sale is made in
The laws/regs of the state you reside in.
July 22, 2004, 03:40 PM
I think any gun you buy there must be legal in the State of MD. CETME's and certain other semi auto rifles are "restricted firearms" meaning they are legal, but you have to go through the same waiting period and fill out the same paperwork that you do for handguns.
Certain guns like Uzis are specifically banned and can't be brought into the state.
+30 round mags can't be shipped to MD or transferred from person to person within the state, but if you buy one in another state and bring it into MD personally it's legal. You just can't transfer it to someone else in MD.
Ask your local FFL for the full story.
July 22, 2004, 03:46 PM
It seems that some long guns are considered "assault weapons" and are thoroughly regulated in MD which means they must be approved by the state police and subject to the minimum 7-day wait and can only be picked up from a MD dealer approved to transfer such guns. It really wouldn't pose a problem it's just that I am cheap and don't want to pay $40 + shipping to have a gun transfered to me from the next state and then wait up to 2 weeks after shipping before I can even have my gun (I have been spoiled by my C&R). That money could be put to better use like purchasing ammo.
Can any Marylanders familiar with the laws governing adjoining state purchases chime in?
July 23, 2004, 04:55 AM
I thought FFL's were exempt from waiting periods on firearms their FFL covered?
IANAL and not a MD resident though.