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When determining if an individual is prohibited from possessing, selling, transferring or renting a firearm, the law looks at the list of Maryland crimes of violence.
Under Maryland Public Safety 5-101(c), the crimes of violence include:

  1. abduction;
  2. arson in the first degree;
  3. assault in the first or second degree;
  4. burglary in the first, second, or third degree;
  5. carjacking and armed carjacking;
  6. escape in the first degree;
  7. kidnapping;
  8. voluntary manslaughter;
  9. maiming as previously proscribed under former Article 27, § 386 of the Code;
  10. mayhem as previously proscribed under former Article 27, § 384 of the Code;
  11. murder in the first or second degree;
  12. rape in the first or second degree;
  13. robbery;
  14. robbery with a dangerous weapon;
  15. sexual offense in the first, second, or third degree;
  16. home invasion under § 6–202(b) of the Criminal Law Article;
  17. an attempt to commit any of the crimes listed in items (1) through (16) of this subsection; or
  18. assault with intent to commit any of the crimes listed in items (1) through (16) of this subsection or a crime punishable by imprisonment for more than 1 year.
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