Maryland residents who carry or conceal illegal weapons can face serious felony gun charges. Carrying a gun or explosives in a vehicle is a serious crime. But, carrying a gun or other similar weapon is permitted in certain cases by a member of the military or veteran's service, or for lawful hunting, target practice or training drills, or for jobs involving transportation of guns or weapons.
In order to ensure public safety, federal law prohibits certain categories of people from purchasing or possessing firearms. These categories include convicted felons, domestic abusers, and some people with a history of serious mental health issues.