Go Back   Maryland Shooters > Gun Rights and Legislation > Maryland 2A Issues
Don't Have An Account? Register Here

Join MD Shooters

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old October 3rd, 2019, 03:15 AM #1
Brychan's Avatar
Brychan Brychan is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Baltimore
Posts: 5,644
Images: 2
Brychan Brychan is offline
Senior Member
Brychan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Baltimore
Posts: 5,644
Images: 2
Open carry in Maryland

Yesterday I went to Rite Aid on Northern Parkway to pick up a Rx and get my flu shot. The gentleman in line in front of me wearing work clothes and a holstered Glock on his side. It did my heart good that no one paid the slightest attention to it, or even commented.
Brychan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old October 3rd, 2019, 05:26 AM #2
welder516 welder516 is offline
Summer Solstice
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Posts: 9,032
welder516 welder516 is offline
Summer Solstice
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Posts: 9,032
Yeah cops do not draw any attention for carrying , for the most part .
welder516 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old October 3rd, 2019, 05:53 AM #3
Brychan's Avatar
Brychan Brychan is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Baltimore
Posts: 5,644
Images: 2
Brychan Brychan is offline
Senior Member
Brychan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Baltimore
Posts: 5,644
Images: 2
Quote:
Originally Posted by welder516 View Post
Yeah cops do not draw any attention for carrying , for the most part .
Not in a uniform. Work clothes might have been service tech or mechanic was fairly dirty.
Brychan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old October 3rd, 2019, 06:06 AM #4
welder516 welder516 is offline
Summer Solstice
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Posts: 9,032
welder516 welder516 is offline
Summer Solstice
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Posts: 9,032
Quote:
Originally Posted by Brychan View Post
Not in a uniform. Work clothes might have been service tech or mechanic was fairly dirty.
Wow , i thought you were kinda playing around . Some here say it is legal but i don't want to be that crash test dummy .

But he has more nads then I .
welder516 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old October 3rd, 2019, 06:37 AM #5
danb's Avatar
danb danb is online now
i pi
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Howard County
Posts: 19,138
danb danb is online now
i pi
danb's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Howard County
Posts: 19,138
Open carry of a pistol is not legal without a W&C permit.

Whomever it was has a W&C and is likely current or retired law enforcement of some sort, because those are the vast majority of W&C permit holders.

Open carry of a rifle is also not legal in certain places. It's more like a legend that open carry is legal. There are a lot of asterisks.
danb is online now   Reply With Quote
Old October 3rd, 2019, 07:24 AM #6
welder516 welder516 is offline
Summer Solstice
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Posts: 9,032
welder516 welder516 is offline
Summer Solstice
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Posts: 9,032
Quote:
Originally Posted by danb View Post
Open carry of a pistol is not legal without a W&C permit.

Whomever it was has a W&C and is likely current or retired law enforcement of some sort, because those are the vast majority of W&C permit holders.

Open carry of a rifle is also not legal in certain places. It's more like a legend that open carry is legal. There are a lot of asterisks.
I am not sure what you said by how you said it , it is either legal or not . In one case you say it's legal then in another breath you say it is a legend .

I just heard there is not a statute against it , but one would for sure have to go thru a legal process after an arrest and loss of permit .
welder516 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old October 3rd, 2019, 07:26 AM #7
Brychan's Avatar
Brychan Brychan is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Baltimore
Posts: 5,644
Images: 2
Brychan Brychan is offline
Senior Member
Brychan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Baltimore
Posts: 5,644
Images: 2
I was thinking he might have a business owner with no restrictions, maybe some sort of repair shop. The only scary thing was he was a lefty .
Brychan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old October 3rd, 2019, 07:37 AM #8
danb's Avatar
danb danb is online now
i pi
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Howard County
Posts: 19,138
danb danb is online now
i pi
danb's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Howard County
Posts: 19,138
Quote:
Originally Posted by welder516 View Post
I am not sure what you said by how you said it , it is either legal or not . In one case you say it's legal then in another breath you say it is a legend .

I just heard there is not a statute against it , but one would for sure have to go thru a legal process after an arrest and loss of permit .
Maryland does not ban open carry of long guns. Maryland does ban the open and concealed carry of handguns, having a permit is an exception.

However Baltimore City, and quite a few other counties ban open and concealed carry of long guns. You have to look at the specific county ordinances, but basically its illegal to open carry rifles the places you might need it, like Baltimore City or Montgomery County. Rural Howard County, Frederick, western MD, etc you are gtg with a rifle or shotgun and I do it all the time. Central MD in the urban area, mostly not.

Its a "legend" because the AG in Wollard famously told the court "Maryland does not ban open carry of rifles." He left out the part where many counties/cities do ban it. Rest assured its 100% illegal in Baltimore City.
danb is online now   Reply With Quote
Old October 3rd, 2019, 07:49 AM #9
Woody's Avatar
Woody Woody is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2017
Posts: 96
Woody Woody is offline
Junior Member
Woody's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2017
Posts: 96
Quote:
Originally Posted by Brychan View Post
I was thinking he might have a business owner with no restrictions, maybe some sort of repair shop. The only scary thing was he was a lefty .
I don't know that I've seen open carry in MD on someone who wasn't an obvious law enforcement officer of some kind...glad to hear it actually!

I have never seriously considered openly carrying, even though the MD permit makes no distinction between open and concealed carry.

I'm happy to keep mine tucked away somewhere, but I don't concern myself with printing, or if someone might have seen the shoulder strap, or whatever. I haven't had an issue so far, but I have no interest in legal hassles... Making a point legally costs a lot more time and resources than I've got.
Woody is offline   Reply With Quote
Old October 3rd, 2019, 07:53 AM #10
welder516 welder516 is offline
Summer Solstice
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Posts: 9,032
welder516 welder516 is offline
Summer Solstice
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Posts: 9,032
There is some benefit in keeping us business owners intimidated , i OC at my place of business from time to time . But i have never thought about doing past my property line in Maryland .

To be honest with the climate of the liberals and the way they lie it frightens me they would accuse me of something . They are sick and twisted people .
welder516 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

  Home Page > Forum List > Gun Rights and Legislation > Maryland 2A Issues


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:32 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.9
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
2019, Congregate Media, LP Privacy Policy Terms of Service