I want to take the firearms class but live in Maryland and will need a permit there. If I take this class can I get a MD permit?
shelley r. asked on Dec 4, 2012
Unfortunately, no. Though this course will allow you to apply for a non-resident permit, the VA non-resident permit is not honored by Maryland. To my knowledge, Maryland does not honor any other state's permits. It is actually VERY difficult to get a concealed carry permit in Maryland. I'd say most of the people in Maryland who have CC permits are ex-cops, wives of police officers, people who work for a District Attorney or other government agencies, or prison guards. Very few regular citizens have permits. Maryland is a "May-Issue" state, which means that the government has discretionary powers and does not have to issue concealed carry applicants their permits, even if the applicant meets all the criteria. I do recommend that you take the course for the non-resident permit. That way if you decide to move to a different state, you'll already have your concealed carry permit settled.
Mark W. from Merchant replied on Dec 4, 2012