Maryland

Banned Weapons: Several low-caliber handguns and assault pistols.

Background Checks: Maryland State Police for all handguns and assault weapons; FBI for long guns and pawn redemptions.

Permit Exceptions: Concealed weapons permit may be used as an alternative to an instant background check for the duration of the permit (not to exceed five years). Permit holders are not exempt from background check.

Waiting Period: seven days for all firearms.