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A summary of Maryland laws relating to weapons and conduct that impact workplace violence.
Maryland requires a permit to wear, carry or transport a concealed weapon. A permit to carry a concealed weapon does not allow the holder to carry a concealed weapon on any public school property in the state.
The prohibition against carrying a concealed weapon without a permit does not prevent an individual from carrying a handgun on his or her person or in any vehicle:
When traveling to or from any of the above-mentioned activities with a handgun, it must be unloaded and carried in an enclosed case or enclosed holster.
In addition, the prohibition against carrying a concealed weapon without a permit does not prevent an individual from wearing, carrying or transporting a handgun within the confines of real estate owned or leased by that person or on which that person resides, or within the confines of a business establishment owned or leased by that person.
The prohibition against carrying a concealed weapon without a permit does not prevent a supervisory employee from wearing, carrying or transporting a handgun within the confines of a business establishment in which that person is employed while acting in the course of employment and authorized to wear, carry or transport the handgun by the owner or management of the business establishment.
The following individuals are authorized to wear or carry a handgun without a permit:
Except for law enforcement officers, individuals may not have a firearm in their possession or on or about their person at a demonstration in a public place or in a vehicle within 1,000 feet of a demonstration in a public place after having been advised by a law enforcement officer that a demonstration was occurring in the public place and having been ordered by the law enforcement officer to leave the area of the demonstration until the person disposes of the firearm.