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< 1 Day 57 6.58%
2 Days 56 6.47%
3 Days 44 5.08%
4 Days 21 2.42%
5 Days 28 3.23%
6 Days 16 1.85%
7 Days 41 4.73%
8 Days 19 2.19%
9 Days 29 3.35%
10+ Days 552 63.74%
Denied HQL 7 0.81%
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Old July 20th, 2020, 03:30 PM #1151
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Can you link me to the form?

https://licensingportal.mdsp.marylan...eClient/#/home

Login and click on 77r
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Old July 20th, 2020, 04:36 PM #1152
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When dealing with the bureaucracy we must float like leaves in the river of time and gently, calmly remember to write to your representatives to raise the budget for that department, except for pay, remind them we need to freeze pay and human resource costs for a bit, until there is a vaccine . . . for death.
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Day 32, no card yet

I was so excited to see I was finally approved, now the damn card will never get here!
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Old July 21st, 2020, 06:42 PM #1155
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Day 32, no card yet

I was so excited to see I was finally approved, now the damn card will never get here!
You would die if you had to wait for a Form 4 to come back. 32 days is nothing.
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Old July 22nd, 2020, 01:07 PM #1156
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You would die if you had to wait for a Form 4 to come back. 32 days is nothing.
It's amazing in this state that we have to wait 30+ days, spend $100-150 just to exercise a right guaranteed in the constitution.

Imagine if you have to apply and pay for a license, get fingerprinted, pass a test to go to church, or to speak your mind, or to write an article, or to vote
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Old July 22nd, 2020, 01:13 PM #1157
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Imagine if you have to apply and pay for a license, get fingerprinted, pass a test to go to church, or to speak your mind, or to write an article, or to vote
Yea.... I think my post and point went over your head. A Form 4 with the ATF can take 10-16 months to be approved, and you have to pay $200 just to be able to submit the form. Imagine that, 10-16 months just to be able to take home your personal property.
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Yea.... I think my post and point went over your head. A Form 4 with the ATF can take 10-16 months to be approved, and you have to pay $200 just to be able to submit the form. Imagine that, 10-16 months just to be able to take home your personal property.
Form 4 is for full auto isn't it?
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Old July 22nd, 2020, 01:35 PM #1159
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Form 4 is for full auto isn't it?
Full auto, suppressors, SBR's, SBS's, etc.... Anything covered under NFA.
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Old July 22nd, 2020, 06:15 PM #1160
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Alright, so here's the real wait times for buying a handgun in Maryland right now. I'm not discouraging anyone from buying a handgun, but rather trying to give you a realistic expectation of what to expect so you're not on here checking every single day wondering why you don't have your gun yet. I took my HQL class mid/late June was approved mid/late July and I'm still 7 days in waiting on my card to come in the mail. It feels good to get approved but just realize you have at least another two weeks after that before you can take your firearm home.

Finding an HQL Class to take - 5-7 Days
Submitting HQL Application/MSP Receiving It - 2 Days
Application Approval Time - 29-30 Days
Card Mail Time - 7-10 Days
Purchase Wait Time (Cool Off Period) - 7-8 Days
Total Time - 50-57 Days

So, as of right now in Maryland, from the time you decide you want to buy a handgun to the time you actually come home with your handgun it will take 50-57 days..... yes you read that right.... I know, I feel your pain and I'm in the same boat.

Some other things to know,

Why hasn't anything updated on my application? The only activity you will see on your application is everything will be marked completed at once and then a couple of hours later it will be active

Do I need my actual hql to buy a gun or can I use the number once it's active? No, you can't use the number you have to have the actual card to purchase the firearm

Can I start my 77r or purchase my gun and have it sent to my FFL so I don't have to wait the 7 days? No, you have to present your hql to the FFL when you purchase your firearm and they have to complete the 77r electronic application and submit it to MSP when you purchase your weapon which will then take 7-8 days to approve and only then can you go pick up your firearm.

As you can see there's no shortcuts, just lots and lots of patience required.

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