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Old August 29th, 2018, 12:01 PM #1
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Assault rifle question

Purchasing an AK-47 in Maryland. My understanding is that this is illegal. In reading the laws I see there are exceptions in the Maryland Code to the assault gun prohibition.

(3) A person who lawfully possessed, has a purchase order for, or completed an application to purchase an assault long
gun or a copycat weapon before October 1, 2013, may:
(i) possess and transport the assault long gun or copycat weapon;

I also see this.

(2) A licensed firearms dealer may continue to possess, sell, offer for sale, or transfer an assault long gun or a copycat
weapon that the licensed firearms dealer lawfully possessed on or before October 1, 2013.

Does that mean he can sell it to someone in Maryland? I would think not.
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When it comes to crimes that can involve jail time, best to talk to a lawyer instead of confessing on a public forum. Nobody here will advocate for breaking a law, but there are a few that can appear to be a banned rifle, but are not functionally copies, and are lawful to buy, again talk to a lawyer.
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There's a couple that are fine that do resemble an AK. There's the VZ-58, and a few others in different calibers that are legal.
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OK, well I guess what I'm after is if a dealer in Maryland has an AK-47 that he obtained before Oct 2013 and he is legal to sell it, he would not be able to sell it in Maryland?
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Maryland FFLs can sell AK-47s to out of state purchasers.
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No ak47 rifle can be sold in Maryland. A dealer can sell to an out of state resident via an ffl in that state. If you possess an ak47 rifle before 10/2013 you can keep it. But again, you cannot sell it to any resident of Maryland.

Shooter56, if you live in Maryland and want an ak47 rifle. You sir, are out luck.
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Cannot legally purchase an semi-auto AK47 rifle in Maryland and nowhere else as a Maryland resident.
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Ok, thanks all for that. It ain't for me. I have no desire for an AK-47. This was to confirm what I told someone else about it being illegal to purchase one in Maryland. I do have firearms but I'm an air gunner. Target shoot every day with one. Fun, accurate, very quiet and the one I have is suitable for small game hunting. Thanks again.
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OK, well I guess what I'm after is if a dealer in Maryland has an AK-47 that he obtained before Oct 2013 and he is legal to sell it, he would not be able to sell it in Maryland?
Dealers (ie FFL holders) can buy anything they want, including an AK-47. They just can't sell it in MD. They'd have to transfer it out of state or sell via Gunbroker, etc. So a local dealer can help with an estate, for example, even if there are non-MD legal guns involved.
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Can you buy a properly NFA registered fully automatic AK-47 in Maryland or is it too killy?
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