2010 Maryland Code
TITLE 5 - FIREARMS
Subtitle 1 - Regulated Firearms
Section 5-136 - Straw purchases.
§ 5-136. Straw purchases.
(a) Scope of section.-
(1) This section does not apply to a person who purchases a regulated firearm as a gift if:
(i) the regulated firearm is a gift to a resident of the State; and
(ii) 1. both the purchaser and recipient of the gift comply with the requirements of this subtitle that relate to the possession, sale, rental, receipt, transfer, or purchase of a regulated firearm; or
2. if the gift is in the form of a gift certificate, only the recipient of the gift need comply with the requirements of this subtitle that relate to the possession, sale, rental, receipt, transfer, or purchase of a regulated firearm.
(2) If the regulated firearm is a gift to the purchaser's spouse, parent, grandparent, grandchild, sibling, or child, the recipient shall:
(i) complete an application to purchase or transfer a regulated firearm; and
(ii) forward the application to the Secretary within 5 days after receipt of the regulated firearm.
(3) The Secretary shall waive the $10 application fee required under § 5-118(a) (2) of this subtitle for a gift purchased in accordance with this subsection.
(b) Prohibited.- A person may not knowingly or willfully participate in a straw purchase of a regulated firearm.
[An. Code 1957, art. 27, § 442(b); 2003, ch. 5, § 2.]
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