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Maryland's anti-gun stance is going to cost them my tourist $$$ this summer ....

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by PcolaDawg, Mar 30, 2011.

  1. PcolaDawg

    PcolaDawg Well-Known Member

    I'm going to be taking the wife up to the Virginia Beach area this summer, from Florida, and we'll be crossing the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel. I was thinking of staying at Ocean City, Maryland, for a night or two.

    Until I took a closer look at their CCW laws. :fire: Now I'll be staying just a little further north at Rehoboth Beach in Delaware. :cool:

    But Maryland is so screwed up that, after I cross the bay bridge tunnel from Virginia into Maryland, for the hour or two I'll be in Maryland on my way to Delaware - I'll have to make sure all of my guns are open and in locked cases, with all of the ammo in a completely different part of the car.

    All of the states I'll be traveling in have CCW reciprocity with Florida except for Maryland, and I'll only be in that state oh so briefly. But it will be enough that I'll have to completely neuter my guns and rearrange luggage to make sure I'm complying with their idiotic gun laws. :banghead:
  2. W.E.G.

    W.E.G. Well-Known Member

    I live very near Maryland, but I avoid the place like the plague for just that reason.
  3. Sam1911

    Sam1911 Moderator

    Yes, you will have to secure the gun to FOPA standards. You do not want to be a guest of the State of Maryland because of laziness or ignorance of the law.

    Those of us who live around and travel through MD regularly deal with this daily/weekly. It sucks, but it is the law (for now).
  4. Sauer Grapes

    Sauer Grapes Well-Known Member

    I love Maryland and mostly the eastern shore. It's kinda been a second home for me.
    I agree, they are just really screwed up due to the liberal nut jobs over in Annapolis.
  5. PcolaDawg

    PcolaDawg Well-Known Member

    My thoughts exactly. I don't have to like it, but I do have to comply. :(

    But I don't have to spend $$ there. I'm planning to drive through and not even stop to eat in Maryland. :mad:
    Last edited: Mar 30, 2011
  6. PavePusher

    PavePusher Well-Known Member

    If you have a little extra time, you can bypass Maryland (almost) completely and have a much more scenic drive...

    If you are traveling from P-cola, take FL 95 to MS 113 to I65, Pick up I85 in Montgomery. At Greeneville SC, turn north on U.S. 25 to Ashville NC, and grab some hours on the Blue Ridge Parkway. Continue up to Roanoake VA, hook onto I81. You'll cross about 10 miles of MD on the west side of Hagerstown, or if you feel particularly ornery, you can muddle your way west, then east around the western tip of MD, but that adds about 200+ miles to little good purpose. Probably nice scenery though. Once into PA, head east to DE, and Robert's yer mothers' brother.

    I've driven most of that route at one time or another. If I had a few days, it would be fun to string it all together.

    Whatever your choice, good luck to ya! ;)
  7. w1smc

    w1smc Member

    I live in VA and work in MD and cut through DC each morning to get to work.

    I don't even think about bring firearms with me ..... it sucks .... but it is what it is.
  8. JohnBT

    JohnBT Well-Known Member

    "grab some hours on the Blue Ridge Parkway. Continue up to Roanoake VA, hook onto I81."

    That's a good, but funny, route but I'd rather drive I-95 than I-81 in Virginia. The drivers on 95 are better, as hard as that is to believe.
  9. HOOfan_1

    HOOfan_1 Well-Known Member

    Well, the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel does not go from Virginia to Maryland, it goes from Virginia to Virginia. The Eastern Shore is Virginia. You still have to go through Maryland to get to Delaware, but it is only an hour to an hour and a half drive.
  10. Toforo

    Toforo Well-Known Member

    But you CAN carry a spare computer key-board and a large pair of scissors - you won't have to stop for a hitch-hiker to get them!
  11. yhtomit

    yhtomit Well-Known Member

    I grew up there, and didn't even know how draconian were the firearms laws; by the time I bought my first gun, I hadn't lived in Maryland for years. I frequently and sincerely tell people (friends, family) that I'd enjoy living in Maryland again, if they fixed the taxes (go all-sales-tax*, like Texas, Washington, Tennessee ...) and the gun laws. It's truly a beautiful place, America in Miniature.


    * OK, not quite *all* -- but no state income tax, is my point
  12. youngda9

    youngda9 member

    I wouldn't even travel through such a state. Be sure you are gassed up before you try to drive through the state so you don't have to spend a dime in such a place.
  13. wbwanzer

    wbwanzer Well-Known Member

    I don't blame you. I live here. I hope to get out some day. I have a Utah non-res carry permit, but of course I have to leave Maryland to use it.

    Maryland's motto is, "If you can dream it, we can tax it".
  14. JR47

    JR47 Well-Known Member

    Actually, the liberals are in Annapolis because of the way voting is apportioned. Between Baltimore City, Montgomery County, and Prince George's County, the rest of the state is out voted.

    Baltimore, along with Prince George's County are welfare kingdoms. Montgomery County is rich, but losing it's way due to the vast immigrant (legal and illegal) that they have welcomed. Their social programs budget is beginning to eat away at the rich.

    Then, of course, you have the inevitable overflow from D.C. The Metro brings a certain population out, who often decide to steal a car to get back into D.C. with stolen merchandise.

    Against this back-drop, the environs of Annapolis trot out silly laws again and again. Of course, only the law-abiding are stuck following the latest in social engineering, as the others are criminals, who, by definition, don't obey the law, of course.

    I lived in Maryland from 1947-2005. In Prince George's County. :barf:
  15. langenc

    langenc Well-Known Member

    Pick a couple of larger cityies Visitors Bureaus and email them with your intention-to avoid spending/stopping in MD.

    I do that to IL when heading west. A successful is not setting foot on IL pavement. We have been successful three times.
  16. ItsGarand

    ItsGarand New Member

    You can call, write, or mail all you want. Politically, MD is a one horse town. Those that run the state don't care.

  17. Standing Wolf

    Standing Wolf Member in memoriam

    I'd like to visit my sister, who lives in Maryland, but the state she lives in practices anti-Second Amendment bigotry.
  18. 22-rimfire

    22-rimfire Well-Known Member

    MD and NJ are troublesome states if you want to carry or have a loaded handgun in your vehicle. The beaches are just fine in VA.
  19. crossrhodes

    crossrhodes Well-Known Member

    I sent them a strong message

    I convinced my ex wife to move there......LOL she's worst then any gun law and she will be sucking up all and any social services she can. Better their tax $$$ then Vermonts. In short....I took out the trash and put it in another state.:neener:
  20. psyshack

    psyshack Well-Known Member

    I stay out of states that have no respect for the 2nd. And now that the wife is a shooter she agree's. If it's not a free state,,, it's not her America.

    We stopped at a shop last week so I could pick up some reloading stuff. Found her looking at Ruger's. My mother lives in Mesa Az. Mom told my wife Rugers are made in Phx area. Wife looked up her Smith's place of birth and decided Mass was not a free state. Thus she does not like having the pistol anymore. Poor Mod. 60 Pro now has woman hate on it. So much for wonderful action job I put on it. Then I got the eye over my Smith's.

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