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Old December 18th, 2008, 03:53 PM #1
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Gun Transfer ?

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1. I have a 9mm that I bought in GA (while on active duty) about 25 years ago.

2. About that time, I was given a 30-30 as a Christmas present.

3. Since then (years ago) I have acquired (was given) a .22 and a .45 (from my Dad's VietNam days) from my parents.

4. A widow neighbor that I help out a lot wants to give me her husband's (a retired MD police officer) .22 and .38 (his personal backup gun when on patrol).

What do I need to do in terms of registering my current guns and more importantly, what do I need to do to document the transfer from my neighbor?

Any assistance or suggestions will be greatly appreciated.
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The guns you owned before moving to maryland are yours, nothing needs to be done. I believe anything before '94 wasn't registered either.

The handgun from your neighbor, she needs to take it and you to either a gun shop or a state police barracks. You do the paperwork, and you'll have to wait 7 days (sometimes more) before you can take possession. The fee is either $10 at the barracks, $35 or more (sometimes alot more) at a gun shop.

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#1 & 2 (as long as you are the current owner) need no "registration" unless they are real-honest-to-goodness machine guns (sounds like they are not). "Machine Pistols" like the semi-auto MAC-10 clone or TEC-9 are banned in Maryland unless you registered them back in the mid-90's.

#3 - if these were given while you were in Georgia (and the giver was a Georgia resident) you are OK. If the giving happened in MD, and both were handguns, then we need more info (a gift? were they given to you before 1994(?) or 1998(?) when the "regulated firearm law" went into effect?).

#4- The neighbor's handguns can be transferred through a MD regulated firearms dealer, or you can do the paperwork at the closest state police "barracks". Either place can explain the process. Basically, you'll need proof of "safety training" (DD214, hunter safety card, or MD safety class card), and fill out a two-page background check form. If at the barracks, the neighbor has to come to do the paperwork, too, and then come back after the background check. If at a dealer, she just drops the gun off. You then wait at least seven days for a result on the background check.

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First time poster - so be gentle if this is not in the correct forum.

1. I have a 9mm that I bought in GA (while on active duty) about 25 years ago.

2. About that time, I was given a 30-30 as a Christmas present.

3. Since then (years ago) I have acquired (was given) a .22 and a .45 (from my Dad's VietNam days) from my parents.

4. A widow neighbor that I help out a lot wants to give me her husband's (a retired MD police officer) .22 and .38 (his personal backup gun when on patrol).

What do I need to do in terms of registering my current guns and more importantly, what do I need to do to document the transfer from my neighbor?

Any assistance or suggestions will be greatly appreciated.
Welcome to the forum!!!

As far as your current firearms, you don't need to do anything as far as registering them. You can voluntarily register them, but it's not required.

For transferring the firearm from your neighbor... sounds like they are regulated guns, therefore you need to go through the Maryland State Police to process the transfer. I'm not sure of the exact process since I've never done it, but you need to go to your local barracks. Fill out a form. Pay $10. Wait 7 days to be 'not disapproved' and then pick up the gun from your neighbor.

Also you can go to a FFL dealer and they'll help process the paperwork for roughly $25.
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Thanks for the welcomes.

As for a safety class, can I take my DD-214 showing my expert (rifle) and sharpshooter (pistol) status in lieu of a safety course or hunting class?

Would I benefit from applying for collector status? and should I do that first?

How difficult is getting a CCW in MD? I had one in GA but that expired many years ago ... not that I desperatly need one but it would be comforting to have one in case I wanted to use it.
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All the guns that I own are handguns and were owned before '94 except the 30-30 (owned before '94) which is a rifle and the .45 (handgun) which I got when my father went into assisted living two years ago and has since passed.
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Thanks for the welcomes.

As for a safety class, can I take my DD-214 showing my expert (rifle) and sharpshooter (pistol) status in lieu of a safety course or hunting class?
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Would I benefit from applying for collector status?
Yes, but for later purchases as I read it.
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and should I do that first?
Sure, why not, it's free.
If it is not a purchase, then the law does not mention gifts of more than one regulated firearm in thirty days cannot be done, so as I read it, two gifts in thirty days would not be an issue.....but I am not a lawyer. YOu might want to check with the MDSP first on that one.

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How difficult is getting a CCW in MD?
That depends, are you the Pope?
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