Maryland is not a traditional open carry state. However, should you be wealthy or connected enough to get one of the rare Maryland carry permits, Maryland law makes no distinction between open and concealed carry. But this would almost certainly result in the loss of the permit. We consider Maryland to be one of the top 5 rights restricted states in the union.
Legal Disclaimer We make every effort to provide correct information on this site. However, the legal landscape surrounding open carry is fluid and subject to a myriad of political influences in the various states. Therefore, any and all information you glean from this site should be independently verified!
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State Constitution The Maryland Constitution contains NO provision concerning the right to keep and bear arms.
Minimum Age to OC No Statutory Limit
Preemption Complete state preemption of firearms law except localities may still regulate the carrying of firearms within 100 yards of or in:

  • A park
  • A church
  • A school
  • A public building
  • Any other place of public assembly


NOTE: Almost all states allow local regulation of the discharge of firearms

Open Car Carry You may NOT open carry in a car.
Private Sales Not Yet Determined
Permit Issued Not Yet Determined
K-12 Carry Not Yet Determined

NOTE: The Federal Gun-Free School Zones Act Restricts Carry to Permit Holders

College Carry Carry Prohibited by Statute

NOTE: Even if Legal, Students May be Subject to Academic Sanctions

Places Off Limits
    Currently Being Researched
State Law
Official Documents
State Organizations
Local Ordinances
Concealed Carry Available at