2010 Maryland Code
PUBLIC SAFETY
TITLE 5 - FIREARMS
Subtitle 1 - Regulated Firearms
Section 5-130 - Gun shows.

§ 5-130. Gun shows.
 

(a)  "Gun show" defined.- In this section, "gun show" means any organized gathering open to the public at which any firearm is displayed. 

(b)  Scope of section.- Subsections (c) through (h) of this section do not apply to a licensee. 

(c)  Temporary transfer permit required.- A person must obtain a temporary transfer permit issued by the Secretary before the person displays a regulated firearm for sale or transfer from a table or fixed display at a gun show. 

(d)  Application for temporary transfer permit.-  

(1) An applicant for a temporary transfer permit shall: 

(i) submit to the Secretary an application on the form that the Secretary provides; and 

(ii) pay to the Secretary a fee of $10 for each calendar year. 

(2) Each additional temporary transfer permit during the same calendar year shall be issued without charge. 

(e)  Required information.- The application for a temporary transfer permit shall contain any information that is necessary for the Secretary to conduct a computer background investigation. 

(f)  Required warning.- Each application for a temporary transfer permit shall contain the following statement: "Any false information supplied or statement made in this application is a crime which may be punished by imprisonment for a period of not more than 3 years or a fine not more than $5,000 or both.". 

(g)  Investigation of application; grounds for disapproval.-  

(1) The Secretary shall conduct an investigation to determine the truth or falsity of the information supplied and the statements made in the application for a temporary transfer permit. 

(2) If there is no reason to disapprove the application for a temporary transfer permit, the Secretary shall issue the permit within 7 days after the date of application. 

(3) The Secretary shall disapprove an application for a temporary transfer permit if the Secretary determines that: 

(i) the applicant supplied false information or made a false statement; or 

(ii) the application is not properly completed. 

(4) If the Secretary disapproves an application for a temporary transfer permit, the Secretary shall notify the applicant in writing of the disapproval. 

(h)  Label and display.-  

(1) A temporary transfer permit shall be clearly labeled "temporary" and shall include the statement: "This is not a license to engage in the business of selling firearms.". 

(2) The temporary transfer permit shall be placed in public view as part of any display of a regulated firearm. 

(i)  Five permit limit.-  

(1) A person may not receive more than five temporary transfer permits during a single calendar year. 

(2) To display a regulated firearm for sale, trade, or transfer at more than five gun shows in a calendar year, a person shall obtain a dealer's license under this subtitle. 

(j)  Sale or transfer of regulated firearm.- A sale or transfer of a regulated firearm from a table or fixed display at a gun show is governed by §§ 5-103, 5-104, 5-117 through 5-129, and 5-136 of this subtitle. 
 

[An. Code 1957, art. 27, §§ 441(k), 443A; 2003, ch. 5, § 2.]   

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