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Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence. 2021 ‘Assault Weapons in Maryland.’ Hardware & Ammunition. San Francisco, CA: Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence. 8 March
Assault Weapons in Maryland
Maryland regulates the sale of assault weapons, defined to include a list of 45 specified firearms or their copies, including certain variations of those models. Assault weapons qualify as state-defined "regulated firearms," and transfers of such guns are subject to enhanced background checks, firearms dealer regulations, private sales, and reporting of lost or stolen firearms regulations.
In addition, purchasers:
- Must be age 21 or older (…);
- Are subject to the state's seven-day waiting period; and
- Are limited to one assault weapon in any 30-day period (…).
Maryland also prohibits the possession, sale, offering of sale, transfer, purchase, receipt, or transportation into the state of an "assault pistol." Assault pistols are defined to include 15 specified firearms or their copies, including certain variations of those models. Persons who lawfully possessed an assault pistol before June 1, 1994 may continue to possess the weapon if it was registered with the State Police before August 1, 1994…
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