Several weeks back, our blog began a discussion of the handgun laws here in Maryland as a means of providing people with answers and, more importantly, helping them avoid a trip to the local police precinct due to a simple misunderstanding of the applicable rules and regulations.
As part of this discussion, we started exploring the conditions under which a Maryland resident can legally wear and carry a handgun.
To recap, those seeking a Handgun Wear and Carry Permit from the Maryland State Police must be at least 18 years of age, and meet the following conditions:
The final requirement is that the applicant must have “good and substantial reason” for wearing and carrying the handgun, something that can be satisfied under the following circumstances:
Always remember to consider speaking with an experienced legal professional as soon as possible in the event you are charged with any sort of weapons-related offense as the stakes — your freedom, your record, your reputation — are simply too high.
Source: Department of Maryland State Police, “Handgun wear and carry permit,” Accessed April 6, 2015
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