Chuckaroo #13080 Regulator Posted April 8, 2013 Share Posted April 8, 2013 As most of you know, several states have legislation, that has recently passed or is in the works, that changes that states gun laws. I will not preach to the choir but I will bring you up to date on Maryland’s recently passed gun laws. Along with a long list of newly banned, so called assault rifles, there is a ban on DETACHABLE MAGAZINES that hold more than ten rounds of ammunition. It DOES NOT include any firearms, used in any level, of Cowboy Action Shooting. It does not include our rifles, single action revolvers, shotguns or the 45 caliber 1911 used in Wild Bunch matches. There are a lot of rumors and misinformation floating around that our cowboy guns cannot be brought into Maryland for a cowboy shoot. THIS IS INCORRECT. Shooters from out of state can still, legally, bring their cowboy guns into Maryland to participate in a cowboy match. Unfortunately, for the residents of Maryland, we cannot purchase any of the banned firearms after October 1, 2013. We can keep ones that we currently own but cannot transfer them to another Maryland resident after October 1, 2013. Unfortunately, for the residents of Maryland, if you want to purchase a handgun after October 1, 2013, you must have a license to purchase permit. To obtain a permit you must have a specified number of hours of training (I’m not sure if it is 2, 4 or 8 hours as they kept changing it). I understand that if you currently have a regulated firearm, purchased in Maryland, you are exempt from the training. You must also submit fingerprints and a fee for the license. Although this is a major step backwards, we are far behind the poor folks in California, New York and Connecticut. As well all struggle with the lack of common sense found in these new laws, please get the facts before making a decision to not attend matches in the states with stricter gun laws. Trying to make a point by boycotting a match, in a restrictive state, only hurts the matches and your fellow shooters. If in doubt, contact the match officials in the state where the match is held. If anyone knows the laws in a state, it will be the shooters in that state. As the new anti-gun laws get passed, I am certain that there will be court challenges ahead. Be patient, and have a long memory come election time. Roo Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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