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Maryland gun owners

kidthatsirishkidthatsirish Member Posts: 6,985 ✭✭✭

Anybody here live in Maryland? I may have to end up living there out of multiple circumstances.

I know the gun laws are not ideal. So any experience would be great.


If you have lived there and have first hand knowledge that would be great.🙂


  • OakieOakie Member Posts: 40,489 ✭✭✭✭
    edited August 5

    Chris Streett lives there. About an hour from me. I love Maryland. My in laws lived there on a huge farm, in Cecil county. I guess it is where you live in Maryland. The country or city. I would move there if it was an option. I think the only bad part of Maryland, is Baltimore. Other then that, I think you will love it there. Gun laws are somewhat restrictive, but almost everyone there, hunts and fish. What part of Maryland are you looking at???? PS, if you move there, let me know. I will take a ride down and meet up with you and Chris. You will really like him. Very down to earth and would give the shirt off his back to a stranger. We ride motorcycles together a few times and have homes in upstate PA near each other. We are one town apart up there.

  • 62vld204262vld2042 Member Posts: 846 ✭✭✭✭
    edited August 7

    A very good friend has lived close to the "skinny" part of the state.....for many years. Can almost spit on the Mason-Dixon line.......and about 3 miles, as the crow flies, from Camp David.

    Like Oakie said........stay away from any big cities......especially Baltimore.

  • austin20austin20 Member Posts: 34,054 ✭✭✭✭

    We visited Baltimore once for a conference We stayed in the Inner Harbor which was very nice the rest if Baltimore not so much

  • Kevin_LKevin_L Member Posts: 1,101 ✭✭✭✭

    I too visited the Inner Harbor. It was about 30 years ago. Nice place. Took a wrong turn leaving the area and in about 5 minutes ended up a place I never should have gone.

    But the rest of Maryland is gorgeous. I like all of it except the city.

    "...the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed." 🍺 🇺🇲 🍔

  • kidthatsirishkidthatsirish Member Posts: 6,985 ✭✭✭

    Thanks for the feedback. I'm still trying to decipher the gun laws. I think AR-15s are legal there to some degree? I'm a CMP service rifle competitive shooter, and I'm not certain what the laws are regarding them.

    Also trying to figure out what there laws are regarding's a bit confusing.

  • Kevin_LKevin_L Member Posts: 1,101 ✭✭✭✭

    Here's a good summary of Maryland gun laws and yes, it's confusing.

    "...the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed." 🍺 🇺🇲 🍔

  • nmyersnmyers Member Posts: 16,856 ✭✭✭✭

    Well said, kid; many folks don't understand the reasons why we live where we do. I live in the Baltimore Metro area because of work & family. Now that I am retired, I won't move again. I have a condo on the beach in Ocean City; life is good.

    Yes, Maryland has restrictive gun laws. Most of the state government is run by liberals, whose answer to all problems is, "we need more gun laws". Not much any of us can do about that, we have too many voters living off the taxes paid by folks with jobs.

    As for AR-15's, if you had any configuration before restrictions were passed, you can keep it. Today, you can only transfer or import into MD an AR-15 if it has a "heavy barrel". Same situation for mags >10 rounds (ALL mags). Your local dealer is your friend; sometimes they are able to get police approval for alterations, such as pinning mags.


  • 4205raymond4205raymond Member Posts: 2,980 ✭✭✭✭
    edited August 7

    Made up a special sawed off shotgun for my Uncle Jack that restores Mustangs in Virginia. Ran it pass ATF field office in NYC and BCI State Police near me. Perfectly legal. Their comment to me." If you get stopped in Maryland by SP, you are going to answer a lot of stupid questions for three hours and then they will let you go". I always, always slow down in Maryland when i am burning up Interstate 81 on my way to Virginia. -------------------------Ray

  • 4205raymond4205raymond Member Posts: 2,980 ✭✭✭✭

    Kevin, don't have a clue why just first picture got turned. Someday i promise to read your instructions and let them sink in. -Ray

  • tsavo303tsavo303 Member Posts: 8,864 ✭✭✭

    is Virginia too far?

  • 4205raymond4205raymond Member Posts: 2,980 ✭✭✭✭

    For me, 430 miles door to door. ----------------Ray

  • 4205raymond4205raymond Member Posts: 2,980 ✭✭✭✭

    Have known many people in the State of Maryland. Try to get a non-resident permit in Maryland. Legislators and State Police alike are down on and do not like permit holders period end. Eventually they will reach same status as NJ,NY on east coast.------------Ray

  • notnownotnow Member Posts: 1,767 ✭✭✭

    There used to be a member here, Western Maryland Hunter. Haven't seen him post in years. Western Maryland is wild and rugged. I don't know much about the rest of the state. Nor the laws.

  • westernMDhunterwesternMDhunter Member Posts: 2,938 ✭✭✭

    I would never call you stupid for moving here. I’m in the part of the state where you can drive a few minutes north or south and be in Pennsylvania or West Virginia but choose to live in Maryland. You can’t purchase any mags over 10 rounds at the gun shop in Maryland, everyone just drives to West Virginia and buys whatever mags we want and don’t have to pay sales tax on guns and ammo there. It used to be like hitting the lottery to get a concealed carry permit in Maryland but it’s not difficult these days. The state is run by complete idiots and everyone will tell you that we get what we vote for, but our votes are a drop in the bucket to the Baltimore/Annapolis area. Best of luck if you decide to move here, it ain’t all that bad and there’s a lot of good folks still here.

  • OakieOakie Member Posts: 40,489 ✭✭✭✭

    We go to Cumberland Maryland, for the Fireman's gun auction, almost every years. I'm guessing you live right near there, as we are minutes from PA or WV at the hotel. That has to be some of the most beautiful country in the USA. A very well kept secret. We trailer the motorcycles, just to ride the mountain areas out there. Truly God's country!!!!!!!!!!!

  • kidthatsirishkidthatsirish Member Posts: 6,985 ✭✭✭

    Unfortunately I will be in south east Maryland likely 2 hours from VA.

    What I worry about of course as well is where to shoot....for the past ten years I've never lived any more than 45 min from at a minimum a 300 yard range.... typically 600 yards.

    I compete in CMP service rifle matches so...this could be an issue.

  • WarbirdsWarbirds Member Posts: 16,826 ✭✭✭✭

    I lived in Harford County Md for about 6 years, I had AR’s and a MD concealed carry permit.

    Somewhere here on GB there is a thread where I was detained by a MD state trooper for being armed and having a concealed carry permit. (This would have been at least 10 years ago).

    He was absolutely convinced there was no such thing as a concealed carry permit in Maryland.

    It’s a good state with lots of good people.

    Baltimore City is a dump.

    oh yeah- great motorcycle riding in Maryland and PA.

  • KenK/84BravoKenK/84Bravo Member Posts: 11,729 ✭✭✭✭

    I was stationed east of Hagerstown and just southwest of Gettysburg for about 4 years. (Site R/Raven Rock) Raced motorcycles for Roxy's Kawasaki in Chambersburg, PA.

    I thoroughly enjoyed my time there.

    I believe you will too. 👍

    Extreme NE TN/W NC ya'll. 😁

  • OakieOakie Member Posts: 40,489 ✭✭✭✭

    That part of the state is mostly farm area. Lots of places to shoot, hunt, crab and fish. I would move there in a heart beat. What town are you going to be in???? PM Chris Streett and he can tell you all about it. He has lived there all his life. He is a retired Leo, and one of the most down to earth people you will ever meet. They have the Easton duck and decoy festival every year, The Chestertown tea party fair, look it up, the Saint Michael's crab festival and lots of other cool stuff. The best restaurants in the Northeast, Annapolis , and tons of stuff like that. Places to shoot and ranges will be no problem. They are all over in southeast Maryland, since everyone there hunts and shoots.

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