Maryland allows the open carry of a handgun by a person with a permit to wear, carry or transport a handgun.1
The Secretary of State Police may limit the geographic area, circumstances, or times in which a handgun carry permit is effective in Maryland.2
Maryland does not prohibit the open carrying of long guns in public.
See our Open Carry policy summary for a comprehensive discussion of this issue.
- Md. Code Ann., Crim. Law § 4-203(a), (b)(2).
- Md. Code Ann., Pub. Safety § 5-307(b).