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Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence. 2020 ‘Waiting Periods in Maryland.’ Gun Sales. San Francisco, CA: Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence. 1 December

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Waiting Periods in Maryland

In Maryland, any person, whether a licensed dealer or private seller, who sells, rents or otherwise transfers a "regulated firearm" (handgun or assault weapon) may not transfer the firearm until seven days have elapsed following the time a prospective purchaser completes an application to purchase a regulated firearm, and the application is forwarded to the Secretary of the Maryland State Police.

There is no waiting period for the transfer of a rifle or shotgun (except for an assault weapon) in Maryland…

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