Do You Need a License to Own a Gun?

Do You Need a License to Own a Gun?

At Albers & Associates, we value and support your second amendment right to keep and bear arms. As a gun owner, you should be well-versed in the state laws and regulations surrounding your ability to carry a concealed weapon, wear a handgun, own a gun, and travel with a gun that you have a permit for. After all, it’s solely your responsibility as a gun owner to ensure proper handling and ownership of your firearm. If you’ve never owned a gun before and you’re looking into gun ownership in Maryland, here’s what you should know.

Maryland’s Gun Laws 

If you’re living in Maryland, there are important laws and regulations surrounding gun ownership. These laws and rules operate on a “May Issue” basis, meaning you need to provide a good reason to have a gun permit. Interestingly enough, The Constitution of Maryland dictates that the local government can regulate firearms and that Maryland residents are not protected to keep and bear arms, despite what the second amendment states.

How Do I Obtain a Gun Permit in Maryland?

Before you can even begin to wear and carry a gun in Maryland legally, you must first obtain an MSP-issued Handgun Wear and Carry Permit. Additionally, BEFORE this permit is obtained, you must have a Maryland Handgun Qualification License. This is also known as the HQL. To possess a valid Maryland HQL, you’ll have to apply through the Maryland State Police’s list of qualified handgun instructors.

What If I’ve Been Charged With Illegally Possessing a Gun?

If you’ve been charged with illegal possession of a gun or another gun-related crime, it’s important to contact the experienced legal team at Albers & Associates immediately. We can advocate on your behalf for the best possible legal outcome and work with you to understand the potential consequences you may be facing. Get in touch with us today to schedule a consultation!

Albers & Associates is Your Experienced Legal Team 

Albers & Associates is your highly experienced Baltimore legal team. We can advocate on your behalf for the best possible resolution for your case. Our highly skilled legal team can expertly navigate your case and work with you during this difficult time. Contact us today for a consultation. You can also give us a call at our downtown Baltimore, MD office (410) 505-0671 or Dundalk, MD office (410) 505-7831.