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Old October 13th, 2019, 06:05 PM #71
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I recall a YouTube vid of a State Delegate open carrying an unloaded AR and getting jacked up and a boatload of grief from a variety of LEOs until the local POLICE CHIEF arrived on scene and advised him to wise up and stow it because it made the natives restless...

ETA: Maybe he should have been open carrying a syringe.
That was a stop scripted by Mike Smiegle.

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Old October 16th, 2019, 03:11 PM #72
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interesting, I thought open carry was not allowed.
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Old October 16th, 2019, 04:34 PM #73
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interesting, I thought open carry was not allowed.
It is not prohibited and the previous AG argued in court in the Woollard case that cc of handguns is not necessary since MD allows you to carry long guns in public. Smiegle just wanted to demonstrate the most likely outcome if you encounter an LEO while exercising that right. MD law does it dictate method of carry of handguns with a permit.

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interesting, I thought open carry was not allowed.
Any carry of a handgun without a permit is illegal unless transporting within the criteria approved by MD law (to/from a shooting event, to/from you place of business, etc). Any carry of a handgun is legal if you have a MD permit to carry a handgun, with the exceptions of certain places prohibited by law, being under the influence, and that sort of thing.

MD doesn't specify how you can carry. Most people believe open carry is illegal because that gets taught in a lot of handgun classes in MD. I think it's because in some states, that's true, that the permit issued by many states allows *concealed* carry; I also think it's because people assume MD LEO will react unfavorably to someone with a permit who is open carrying.

I've heard lots of people say that LEO might not arrest you for carrying, but might arrest you for some disturbing the peace sort of infraction. But I've never actually heard of it happening.

I have heard of incidents where LEO in MD had no idea what to do when encountering someone carrying who had a valid permit, and their default decision was to detain the individual in handcuffs.
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Yeah cops do not draw any attention for carrying , for the most part .
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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 .
I think technically you can open carry a long gun, but not pistol. I wouldn't try either in this state though.
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Carry on your own property has no restrictions. I open carry on my Quarter-Acre of Happiness regularly.

On a LTCH, there is TECHNICALLY no distinction between OC and CC... but it's Maryland, and discretion may often be the better part of valor.
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What part of... Maryland draws no distinction with regard to carry of a handgun... don't people get...? It's a "State of Maryland Permit to Carry a Handgun". Open or concealed... as you wish.
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What part of... Maryland draws no distinction with regard to carry of a handgun... don't people get...? It's a "State of Maryland Permit to Carry a Handgun". Open or concealed... as you wish.
Do you have a permit. If so i will buy lunch and do a walkabout IF you open carry your fire arm in Baltimore.

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Do you have a permit. If so i will buy lunch and do a walkabout IF you open carry your fire arm in Baltimore.

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Yes I do... and yes I have... and yes I will... I have no problem open carrying and I don't worry about printing... however... I don't go into Baltimore for ANYTHING... anywhere else... no problem. This is what it looks like most of the time...
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