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SB 737 - Amends Long Gun License Regulations - Maryland Key Vote

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Legislation - Bill Passed (Senate) (32-14) - (Key vote)
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Title: Amends Long Gun License Regulations

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Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that amends long gun license regulations.

Highlights:

 

  • Defines “dealer’s license” as a federal firearms license (Sec. 1).

  • Requires the seller and purchaser to meet jointly with a licensee and request the licensee to facilitate the transfer before the sale of a rifle or shotgun is conducted (Sec. 1).

  • Requires the licensee to conduct a background check on the purchaser before the sale (Sec. 1).

  • Classifies a violation of the previous highlights as a misdemeanor, and upon conviction the violator is subject to imprisonment for no more than 5 years or a fine for no more than $10,000, or both (Sec. 1).

  • Specifies that anyone providing false information during the transaction highlighted above will be guilty of a misdemeanor, and upon conviction is subject to imprisonment for no more than 3 years, a fine for no more than $5,000, or both (Sec. 1).

  • Specifies that the previously highlighted conditions do not apply to the sale of an antique firearm (Sec. 1).

  • Prohibits a licensee or other person from selling, renting, transferring, or loaning a rifle or shotgun to a purchaser, lessee, transferee, or recipient who the licensee or other person knows or has reasonable cause to believe (Sec. 1):

    • Has been convicted of a disqualifying crime;

    • Has been convicted of a conspiracy to commit a felony;

    • Has been convicted of a common-law crime and received a term of imprisonment of more than 2 years;

    • Is a fugitive from justice;

    • Is a habitual drunkard;

    • Is addicted to a controlled dangerous substance;

    • Suffers from a mental health disorder and has a history of violent behavior, unless a physician’s certificate authorizes the purchaser to possess a regulated firearm;

    • Has been confined for more than 30 consecutive days to a facility, unless a physician’s certificate authorizes the purchaser to possess a regulated firearm;

    • Is a respondent against whom a current non ex parte civil protective order has been entered;

    • If under 30 years old, has been adjudicated delinquent by a juvenile court for an act that would be a disqualifying crime if committed by an adult;

    • Is visibly under the influence of alcohol or drugs;

    • Is a participant in a straw purchase; or

    • Intends to use the rifle or shotgun to:

      • Commit a crime; or

      • Cause harm to the purchaser, lessee, transferee, or recipient or another person.

  • Classifies a violation of the previous highlight as a misdemeanor, and upon conviction the violator is subject to imprisonment for no more than 5 years, a fine for no more than $10,000, or both (Sec. 1).

Legislation - Introduced (Senate) -

Title: Amends Long Gun License Regulations

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