Maryland Public Safety Section 5-101
(a)   In this subtitle the following words have the meanings indicated.
(b)   "Antique firearm" has the meaning stated in § 4-201 of the Criminal Law Article.
(c)   "Crime of violence" means:
(2)   arson in the first degree;
(3)   assault in the first or second degree;
(4)   burglary in the first, second, or third degree;
(5)   carjacking and armed carjacking;
(6)   escape in the first degree;
(8)   voluntary manslaughter;
(9)   maiming as previously proscribed under former Article 27, § 386 of the Code;
(10)   mayhem as previously proscribed under former Article 27, § 384 of the Code;
(11)   murder in the first or second degree;
(12)   rape in the first or second degree;
(14)   robbery with a dangerous weapon;
(15)   sexual offense in the first, second, or third degree;
(16)   an attempt to commit any of the crimes listed in items (1) through (15) of this subsection; or
(17)   assault with intent to commit any of the crimes listed in items (1) through (15) of this subsection or a crime punishable by imprisonment for more than 1 year.
(d)   "Dealer" means a person who is engaged in the business of:
(1)   selling, renting, or transferring firearms at wholesale or retail; or
(2)   repairing firearms.
(e)   "Dealer's license" means a State regulated firearms dealer's license.
(f)   "Designated law enforcement agency" means a law enforcement agency that the Secretary designates to process applications to purchase regulated firearms for secondary sales.
(g)   "Disqualifying crime" means:
(1)   a crime of violence;
(2)   a violation classified as a felony in the State; or
(3)   a violation classified as a misdemeanor in the State that carries a statutory penalty of more than 2 years.
(h)   (1)   "Firearm" means:
(i)   a weapon that expels, is designed to expel, or may readily be converted to expel a projectile by the action of an explosive; or
(ii)   the frame or receiver of such a weapon.
(2)   "Firearm" includes a starter gun.
(i)   "Firearm applicant" means a person who makes a firearm application.
(j)   "Firearm application" means an application to purchase, rent, or transfer a regulated firearm.
(k)   "Fugitive from justice" means a person who has fled to avoid prosecution or giving testimony in a criminal proceeding.
(l)   "Habitual drunkard" means a person who has been found guilty of any three crimes under § 21-902(a), (b), or (c) of the Transportation Article, one of which occurred in the past year.
(m)   "Habitual user" means a person who has been found guilty of two controlled dangerous substance crimes, one of which occurred in the past 5 years.
(n)   (1)   "Handgun" means a firearm with a barrel less than 16 inches in length.
(2)   "Handgun" includes signal, starter, and blank pistols.
(o)   "Licensee" means a person who holds a dealer's license.
(p)   "Regulated firearm" means:
(1)   a handgun; or
(2)   a firearm that is any of the following specific assault weapons or their copies, regardless of which company produced and manufactured that assault weapon:
(i)   American Arms Spectre da Semiautomatic carbine;
(ii)   AK-47 in all forms;
(iii)   Algimec AGM-1 type semi-auto;
(iv)   AR 100 type semi-auto;
(v)   AR 180 type semi-auto;
(vi)   Argentine L.S.R. semi-auto;
(vii)   Australian Automatic Arms SAR type semi-auto;
(viii)   Auto-Ordnance Thompson M1 and 1927 semi-automatics;
(ix)   Barrett light .50 cal. semi-auto;
(x)   Beretta AR70 type semi-auto;
(xi)   Bushmaster semi-auto rifle;
(xii)   Calico models M-100 and M-900;
(xiii)   CIS SR 88 type semi-auto;
(xiv)   Claridge HI TEC C-9 carbines;
(xv)   Colt AR-15, CAR-15, and all imitations except Colt AR-15 Sporter H-BAR rifle;
(xvi)   Daewoo MAX 1 and MAX 2, aka AR 100, 110C, K-1, and K-2;
(xvii)   Dragunov Chinese made semi-auto;
(xviii)   Famas semi-auto (.223 caliber);
(xix)   Feather AT-9 semi-auto;
(xx)   FN LAR and FN FAL assault rifle;
(xxi)   FNC semi-auto type carbine;
(xxii)   F.I.E./Franchi LAW 12 and SPAS 12 assault shotgun;
(xxiii)   Steyr-AUG-SA semi-auto;
(xxiv)   Galil models AR and ARM semi-auto;
(xxv)   Heckler and Koch HK-91 A3, HK-93 A2, HK-94 A2 and A3;
(xxvi)   Holmes model 88 shotgun;
(xxvii)   Avtomat Kalashnikov semiautomatic rifle in any format;
(xxviii)   Manchester Arms "Commando" MK-45, MK-9;
(xxix)   Mandell TAC-1 semi-auto carbine;
(xxx)   Mossberg model 500 Bullpup assault shotgun;
(xxxi)   Sterling Mark 6;
(xxxii)   P.A.W.S. carbine;
(xxxiii)   Ruger mini-14 folding stock model (.223 caliber);
(xxxiv)   SIG 550/551 assault rifle (.223 caliber);
(xxxv)   SKS with detachable magazine;
(xxxvi)   AP-74 Commando type semi-auto;
(xxxvii)   Springfield Armory BM-59, SAR-48, G3, SAR-3, M-21 sniper rifle, M1A, excluding the M1 Garand;
(xxxviii)   Street sweeper assault type shotgun;
(xxxix)   Striker 12 assault shotgun in all formats;
(xl)   Unique F11 semi-auto type;
(xli)   Daewoo USAS 12 semi-auto shotgun;
(xlii)   UZI 9mm carbine or rifle;
(xliii)   Valmet M-76 and M-78 semi-auto;
(xliv)   Weaver Arms "Nighthawk" semi-auto carbine; or
(xlv)   Wilkinson Arms 9mm semi-auto "Terry".
(q)   "Rent" means the temporary transfer for consideration of a regulated firearm that is taken from the property of the owner of the regulated firearm.
(r)   "Secondary sale" means a sale of a regulated firearm in which neither party to the sale:
(1)   is a licensee;
(2)   is licensed by the federal government as a firearms dealer;
(3)   devotes time, attention, and labor to dealing in firearms as a regular course of trade or business with the principal objective of earning a profit through the repeated purchase and resale of firearms; or
(4)   repairs firearms as a regular course of trade or business.
(s)   "Secretary" means the Secretary of State Police or the Secretary's designee.
(t)   "Straw purchase" means a sale of a regulated firearm in which a person uses another, known as the straw purchaser, to:
(1)   complete the application to purchase a regulated firearm;
(2)   take initial possession of the regulated firearm; and
(3)   subsequently transfer the regulated firearm to the person.