Maryland legal assault pistols

Discussion in 'Semi-Auto Handguns' started by Enough Gun, Apr 11, 2010.

  1. Enough Gun

    Enough Gun New Member

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    MD has legalized some assult pistols including the SIG556 pistol. Does anyone know what other ones have been legalized?
     
  2. rigjumpr

    rigjumpr New Member

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    assault pistols? as opposed to a passive pistols?
     

  3. rigjumpr

    rigjumpr New Member

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    sorry, let me try to explain my position you sound as if you have been trained by Hollywood calling this pistol an "assult" pistol. I get so tired of hereing such stuff.

    this goes hand and hand with saying "he has a high powered rifle" as opposed to a LOW powered rifle?
     
  4. Rick1967

    Rick1967 Well-Known Member

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    Are you guys talking about an AR pistol? I saw one on the wall in a gun store.
     
  5. Yunus

    Yunus New Member

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    AR-15 assault pistols and any clones are ILLEGAL in Maryland.

    Maryland State Police
    Annoying tool but provided by the Maryland State Police so it's a good source of info.


    As usual, I'm NOT a lawyer, don't accept what I post as legal advice. Talk to a lawyer but I don't think MD has legalized any assault pistols, they just have not made some new ones Illegal yet. And as 4-303 reads, if they decide to add one like the sig 556 to the list then you can no longer possess or even sell it legally IMO.


    Maryland defined Assault Pistol. While in the firearms industry it might not be a term, it is a specific and accurate term in discussion of MD law.
     
  6. Enough Gun

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    Not long ago MD made legal the Thompson pistol and now apparently the Sig 556 pistol is legal as well as I believe the bushmster AR pistol. Just wondering if anyone knew of any others. I said assault pistol because that is how MD terms them.
     
  7. Yunus

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    Do you have any references that verify this? All I know is what the code says, but if they have recently added or amended this I would like to know.
     
  8. Enough Gun

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    I was at my local shop the other day and they had a SIG 556 pistol on the wall. I was surprsed so I asked how it was they had that for sale and they told me MD had legalized a couple "assault" pistols the Sig 556 being one of them.
     
  9. Yunus

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    The sig is on the list but I don't see the Bushmaster on it. Why? I have no idea. Here is the list, it's in my first post as well.

    Maryland State Police

    I was talking about something with a friend a few weeks back. Now when you buy an AR-15 lower you have to specify on paperwork(federal I think) if it's a pistol or rifle. So if you buy an AR-15 lower and check off the pistol block in MD your breaking the law but the EXACT same item with rifle checked off is legal. How's that for confusing and stupid law.
     
  10. Tackleberry1

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    Please STOP using the terminology of the "Galacticly Stupid".;)

    We know what MD calls them. We also know you don't qualify for a political career unless you suffer from Cranial Rectitis...commonly known as head in AZZ syndrome.

    Really, if your state decided to call pearing knives "psychotic fruit killers", would you follow suit?:D

    Thank you.

    Tack
     
  11. DrumJunkie

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    psychotic fruit killers.................Where can I get a couple of those?!?!?!?!!:rolleyes: You know..Before the ban on them goes into effect:p

    The pears!!..they where asking for it!!!!
     
  12. Yunus

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    It's a legal term. If Maryland chose to call them psychotic fruit killers I would call them that when talking about the legality of specific pistols that only fall under the category of "psychotic fruit killers".
     
  13. Tackleberry1

    Tackleberry1 New Member

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    So Yunus...

    What office ARE you running for?;)
     
  14. big shrek

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    Sounds like MD finally got a few gun owners in their Political Machine ;)

    We really have to get more gun-owner/gun lover politicians in power...so they can re-write the crappy gun laws or abolish them entirely.