To the surprise of many of our Maryland viewers and clients, it is not impossible to obtain a permit to conceal carry a handgun in Maryland; however, it is very fact dependent and may require an appeal to the Handgun Permit Review Board, especially if you desire an unrestricted permit.
If you are interested in the requirements/criteria for obtaining a Wear and Carry Permit in Maryland, we have an entire page devoted to the specifics of Wear and Carry Permits, including the “good and substantial reason” criteria whether applying for personal protection or for employment purposes. Generally speaking, employment-related applications have a far higher approval rate, if the application is properly prepared and the requisite supporting documentation is provided. Failure to properly draft the application and include all the proper arguments and documentation will likely result in the denial of your application and may constitute waiver of any issues not raised. Furthermore, by having competent counsel prepare your application, in the event the Maryland State Police (“MSP”) places restrictions on your license and you elect to appeal the decision to the Handgun Permit Review Board, you have a far higher likelihood of the Board overturning or otherwise limiting the MSP’s restrictions.
It is for these reasons that it is imperative that you retain competent counsel, who is aware of the requirements and can ensure that all issues are raised and properly articulated within the application. If you are interested in applying for your Maryland Wear and Carry Permit and want counsel who not only has experience handling Wear and Carry Permits and challenges to restrictions, but also has an unrestricted license, contact us today to discuss your options.