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Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence. 2020 ‘Universal Background Checks in Maryland.’ Background Checks. San Francisco, CA: Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence. 28 November

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Private Sales in Maryland

Private firearms sellers (persons who are not licensed dealers) must process transfers of "regulated firearms" (handguns and assault weapons) through a licensed dealer or designated law enforcement agency.

In addition, no regulated firearm transfers may be made to any person whom the private seller knows or has a reasonable cause to believe is a prohibited purchaser under state law…

Private sales of standard rifles and shotguns are not required to be processed through a licensed dealer, and purchasers are not subject to background checks…

[Editor's note: The Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence regularly updates its webpages with new data as US gun regulation evolves state by state. For the most up-to-date information on US gun laws, please refer to the Giffords URL below]

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