Knowing the list of Maryland regulated firearms is important when defending a criminal charge. Maryland attorney Randolph Rice is constantly reviewing this list. Knowing which guns are allowed and not allowed in Maryland provides a more exact defense for his clients.
Contained in Maryland Public Safety 5-101 is the list of regulated firearms in Maryland.
What are the Maryland Regulated Firearms?
In Maryland, regulated firearms include (Updated May 2017):
- a handgun (handgun means a firearm with a barrel less than 16 inches in length and includes signal, starter, and blank pistols)
- a firearm that is any of the following specific assault weapons or their copies, regardless of which company produced and manufactured that assault weapon:
- American Arms Spectre da Semiautomatic carbine;
- AK–47 in all forms;
- Algimec AGM–1 type semi–auto;
- AR 100 type semi–auto;
- AR 180 type semi–auto;
- Argentine L.S.R. semi–auto;
- Australian Automatic Arms SAR type semi–auto;
- Auto–Ordnance Thompson M1 and 1927 semi–automatics;
- Barrett light .50 cal. semi–auto;
- Beretta AR70 type semi–auto;
- Bushmaster semi–auto rifle;
- Calico models M–100 and M–900;
- CIS SR 88 type semi–auto;
- Claridge HI TEC C–9 carbines;
- Colt AR–15, CAR–15, and all imitations except Colt AR–15 Sporter H–BAR rifle;
- Daewoo MAX 1 and MAX 2, aka AR 100, 110C, K–1, and K–2;
- Dragunov Chinese made semi–auto;
- Famas semi–auto (.223 caliber);
- Feather AT–9 semi–auto;
- FN LAR and FN FAL assault rifle;
- FNC semi–auto type carbine;
- F.I.E./Franchi LAW 12 and SPAS 12 assault shotgun;
- Steyr–AUG–SA semi–auto;
- Galil models AR and ARM semi–auto;
- Heckler and Koch HK–91 A3, HK–93 A2, HK–94 A2 and A3;
- Holmes model 88 shotgun;
- Avtomat Kalashnikov semiautomatic rifle in any format;
- Manchester Arms “Commando” MK–45, MK–9;
- Mandell TAC–1 semi–auto carbine;
- Mossberg model 500 Bullpup assault shotgun;
- Sterling Mark 6;
- P.A.W.S. carbine;
- Ruger mini–14 folding stock model (.223 caliber);
- SIG 550/551 assault rifle (.223 caliber);
- SKS with detachable magazine;
- AP–74 Commando type semi–auto;
- Springfield Armory BM–59, SAR–48, G3, SAR–3, M–21 sniper rifle, M1A, excluding the M1 Garand;
- Street sweeper assault type shotgun;
- Striker 12 assault shotgun in all formats;
- Unique F11 semi–auto type;
- Daewoo USAS 12 semi–auto shotgun;
- UZI 9mm carbine or rifle;
- Valmet M–76 and M–78 semi–auto;
- Weaver Arms “Nighthawk” semi–auto carbine; or
- Wilkinson Arms 9mm semi–auto “Terry”.
Possession of a Regulated Firearm in Maryland
Penalty for Possession of Maryland Regulated Firearms
If a person is found guilty of possessing a regulated firearm in Maryland, the Judge can sentence the defendant to imprisonment for not less than 5 years and not exceeding 15 years. The Judge may not suspend any part of the mandatory minimum sentence of 5 years and the person may not eligible for parole during the mandatory minimum sentence.
Is Possesion of a Regualte Firearm in Maryland a Felony or Misdemeanor?
Sale, Rental or Transfer of a Regulated Firearm in Maryland
Penalty for the Sale, Rental or Transfer of Maryland Regulated Firearms
The penalty for the sale rental, or transfer or a regulated firearm in Maryland is imprisonment not exceeding 1 year or a fine not exceeding $1,000 or both.
Is Sale, Rental or Transfer of a Regulated Firearm in Maryland a Felony or Misdemeanor?
The sale, rental or transfer of a regulated firearm in Maryland is classified as a misdemeanor.