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FYI from Maryland Shall Issue:
https://www.marylandshallissue.org/jmain/legislation-tracker

A couple of bills that specifically target long gun owners - Check out the description of bills 786/737. Everyone needs to pass this on and contact your delegates/congressmen. The Maryland dems are going nuts.  

Long Gun Qualification License

HB786 "Public Safety - Rifles and Shotguns - Transactions" - Hearing on 2/25 in the House Judiciary Committee at 10am
SB737 "Public Safety - Rifles and Shotguns - Transactions" - Hearing on 2/27 in the Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee at 12pm

Basic Q&A:
Q: How many homicides are committed with long guns in MD?

A: The latest FBI UCR report says that 5 people were murdered with a rifle and 3 with a shotgun 2017. Compare that to 339 with handguns, 23 with an unknown firearm, 46 by knife or other cutting instrument, 42 with other weapons, and 11 with hands and feet. 

Q: Will I need a license to buy guns?

A: Yes. Buying any modern firearm in MD will require either the Handgun Qualification License for handguns and the new Long Gun Qualification License for rifle and shotgun purchases. They are separate licenses! If you want pistols and rifles, for example, you’d need the HQL and LGQL! The only exceptions are Curio & Relic (C&R) firearms and antiques.

Q: What does "long gun" mean?

A: Any rifle or shotgun you can buy off the shelf right now in MD. That's everything from a Ruger 10/22 to a Mossberg 500 and everything in between. Excluding C&R and antiques, if it's a bolt-action, pump-action, semi-automatic, lever-action, single shot -- doesn't matter -- if it's a rifle or shotgun that's legal to buy in MD today, it's affected by these bills.

Q: What would I need for the Long Gun Qualification License?

A: The same requirements currently needed for the Handgun Qualification License. Training, background check, fingerprints, and a fee of $50 paid to the state. The State Police would have 30 days to send the card to you in the mail before you could make any purchases. Essentially, a $200 rifle for a first-time-buyer would be around $400 with the licensing requirements.

Q: I have a HQL and want a shotgun. Do I need the Long Gun Qualification license too?

A: Yes. The licenses do not crossover. The HQL is only for handguns and the LGQL for rifles and shotguns.

Q: Would being a Designated Collector get around the 1 purchase per 30-day rule for rifles and shotguns?

A: No. Designated Collector status is only for "regulated firearms." Though rifles and shotguns would be treated like handguns in regard to needing a license and registration, they would not be "regulated firearms" by name.

Q: Is this a registry?

A: Yes and no. There is nothing currently in this bill that compels registration of firearms you currently own unless you transfer or sell a long gun to someone else. Any new purchases would be registered with the Maryland State Police. Any new Maryland resident would have 90 days to register any firearms they own, since MD already requires this of handguns and would for long guns with these bills.

Q: How could I sell someone a firearm?

A: Just as with transferring ownership of a handgun to another MD resident, one would have to complete a transfer at a gun shop willing to do the transfer or at a Maryland State Police barracks. Gun shops are free to establish their own fees. Private transfers without doing one of the mentioned methods would be criminal.

Q: Could I still buy a gun at a gun show?

A: Maybe, but this licensing requirement would certainly hamper the success of gun shows in Maryland. If every gun buyer needs a license and cannot take any purchases home with them due to the 7-day-wait that would apply to all modern firearms, why go? Every rifle and shotgun a dealer takes to a show with them would have to come back with them to their shop for pickup, in addition to the handguns they need to bring back.

Q: Where can I find a class to get training?

A: That remains to be seen. Teaching the course would require that the instructor be qualified by the NRA, MSP or another nationally recognized organization to teach both rifle and shotgun.

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Everyone needs to sign this petition as well:  https://www.change.org/p/maryland-general-assembly-do-you-support-any-additional-gun-control-in-maryland?recruiter=935412950&utm_source=share_petition&utm_medium=copylink&utm_campaign=share_petition
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Pam printed out couple days ago.
Pretty detailed in what they want.....To make a law abiding citizen a criminal. Guns you bought legally last yr and decades before are now a criminal offense.


A few yrs back I caught one of my kids friends fiddling around with my gun safe. Next day I took all my guns and drove em out on the boat to the shipping channel and pushed em over board. Couldn't take a chance on someone figuring out the combo and possibly hurting themselves or others. No more guns,just a crossbow..Sorry Terry.

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Pam printed out couple days ago.
Pretty detailed in what they want.....To make a law abiding citizen a criminal. Guns you bought legally last yr and decades before are now a criminal offense.


A few yrs back I caught one of my kids friends fiddling around with my gun safe. Next day I took all my guns and drove em out on the boat to the shipping channel and pushed em over board. Couldn't take a chance on someone figuring out the combo and possibly hurting themselves or others. No more guns,just a crossbow..Sorry Terry.

Got to watch out for those 12 year old safe crackers.

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the new proposals are already mentioned in the campfire and the wasteland but must be deemed not a big deal based on the lack of discussion or coordination for going to Annapolis or contacting your legislators. they probably got quickly buried since crap like funny videos and xbows ruining hunting are much more important than your basic 2A rights. 
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Really? 12 noon times are perfect for those of us that are off work by 7 8 am or retired.

I'll be there along with voicing my opinion about md Dems trying to push Bill's(2)(718 n 817) to make ALL of Maryland a sanctuary state.

Don't ever question my support for guns and the safety of Marylanders.

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the new proposals are already mentioned in the campfire and the wasteland but must be deemed not a big deal based on the lack of discussion or coordination for going to Annapolis or contacting your legislators. they probably got quickly buried since crap like funny videos and xbows ruining hunting are much more important than your basic 2A rights. 

I hope thats not the case - combined the various bills will be worse than SB281 from 2013.

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Tried signing the petition... it didn't work and zero have signed. Bad link?
These laws will make criminals out of good guys, and not help catch existing criminals.
Maryland sucks.

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RND if that is directed at my post, chill and read. Not calling YOU out for anything. It says "or' for one thing. Of course it is not easy for everybody to show up in Annapolis but everybody can contact their reps and voice an opinion.. All I'm doing is pointing out is, here is a member that didn't see the threads because they got buried by a bunch of crap that really doesn't matter in comparison.

Everybody knows who you are and what you stand for, you would be the last person anybody would question with regards to your support

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Tried signing the petition... it didn't work and zero have signed. Bad link?
These laws will make criminals out of good guys, and not help catch existing criminals.
Maryland sucks.

I just tried it and it worked for me - says almost 7000 have signed.  it did take a minute to load 

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CW, I agree, the campfire is open. So thread will get buried.

The wasteland is, well the wasteland

perhaps we can start a section for local legislation / Gun and hunting bills on MWC. At least keep it up for the firs few months of the year.

I did reach out to the hunting coalition to start being more involved on MWC.



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like it BV. Maybe even one of those thumb tab features to keep it on top and relevant.
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Ill run it up the flag poll see how it flys

Section called " Local Legislation" ?




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Ill run it up the flag poll see how it flys

Section called " Local Legislation" ?





How about "Maryland hunting/2A Issues and Legislation"?

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Ill see what we can do.
at the very least it can be up during session. 

I wish more would take advantage of MWC for these topics in general. its here to use, 10,000 registered and millions of page views per year.

I have a busy work afternoon, Ill try to follow up on thursday. Thanks

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HEy All,

We started a local legislation section. Your welcome to use it if you wish.

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