Maryland Gun Laws

(Updated: July 24, 2024)

Overview Of Maryland Concealed Carry Laws

Issuing Status:Shall Issue
Inform Law Enforcement:No
Honors Other States Permits:No
Issues Non Resident Permits:Yes
Prohibited Locations:
  • Public school property
  • Within 1000 feet of public demonstrations (once told by law enforcement)
  • Senate/ House chambers
  • General Assembly offices
  • Offices of General Assembly/ Senate/ House committees
  • Chesapeake Forest Lands
  • Community adult rehabilitation centers
*No Guns* Signs Force Of Law:
Store In Vehicle:
Allowed In State Parks:No
Allowed In National Parks:
Allowed In Game Management Units:
Allowed In Wildlife Management Areas:
Allowed At Road Rest Areas:Yes
Allowed In Restaurants Where Alcohol Served:Yes
States Honoring Maryland PermitAlaska, Alabama, Arizona, Iowa, Idaho, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, Missouri, Montana, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Wisconsin
Open Carry Allowed:No
Licensing Age:


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Maryland Pistol Permit News

October 2023 Law Blocked: A recent legal restriction on the carrying of concealed firearms has been partially halted. This injunction, issued recently, prohibits the enforcement of this restriction in areas where alcohol is sold, private premises without the owner permission, and during public demonstrations. However, the judge has upheld concealed carry limitations in museums, healthcare facilities, parks, and mass transit centers.