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Thursday, June 20, 2013

Looks like Marylanders are even *more* screwed.

If you're shopping for anything restricted, it's now completely up to the state police to determine whether you're permitted to have it.  They're no longer using NICS.  According to a Redditor who called a few FFLs, the FBI sent a letter to all FFLs specifying "all FFLs in MD may no longer use NICS (instant background check that most dealers use) for handgun, "other" (receivers), silencer, or AOW purchases. The release of those items is now at the absolute discretion of the Maryland State Police."

In short, we're even more screwed.  There goes my suppressed SBR plan. :\

Edited to add: thanks to FightinBluHen51, I have more info.  I need to read more about it.


FightinBluHen51 said...

Just to let your readers know...

Suppressors are still a go for you...NICS checks don't apply when you apply to MSP for a Form 1/4 transfer and go through the hassle of passport photos and prints.

The NICS check ONLY applies when you use a trust, and the trustee picking up said Form 1/4 AOW (suppressor, in this instance) is then NICS'd when they take possession using an NFA trust.

MDS has a major thread on this, I suggest you read through it.

As usual, IANAL!

Jennifer said...

What the crap?!?

Old NFO said...

Interesting... to put it mildly...