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Open and loaded carry of a rifle (long gun)
« on: December 11, 2017, 11:15:36 PM »
Hello, I'm new to the forum and had some questions about open carrying a semi-automatic rifle for self defense. This may sound odd, but I live in MD and do not have a Wear and Carry handgun permit, nor do I plan on being successful in satisfying the good and substantial reasoning for obtaining one.  I'm not being funny or plan on touting myself around downtown, but I do wish to exercise what little right I have left to defend my family while out of our home.  I may be way off base here, so thank you in advance for your patience.

1) Can I open carry a non - banned firearm, as listed on the Maryland State Police website?

2) Can I carry mentioned firearm while loaded?

I can't seem to find much info on this, and I'm beginning to wonder if that is due to brandishing a weapon type violations. 

Thanks for your help,


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Re: Open and loaded carry of a rifle (long gun)
« Reply #1 on: January 05, 2018, 04:56:05 PM »
No. MD says you need to have permits to open carry unless law enforcement, basically.

You may open carry hunting shotgun or rifle though if non-banned for/while hunting, but thatís about it unless you fit some other exception.