Purchase a Firearm

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Intrastate (within Maryland)

Via Maryland State Police

Via Federal Firearms Licensee (local gun store)

Interstate (from outside of Maryland)

Via Federal Firearms Licensee

Gun Show

There is no such thing as a "gun show loophole". All firearm sales (except pre 1899 "curio & relics") must be processed through a Federal Firearms Licensee, which includes the following requirements;

- Not a prohibited person

- Possession of a valid Maryland Handgun Qualification License (implies fingerprinting)

- Completion of a Maryland Form 774

- Federal NICs check and ATF approval

- State background check (list 18 databases)

- A minimum 8 day waiting period