Gun laws vary from state to state. While Washington D.C. has some of the strictest gun laws in the country, Maryland is much less strict in comparison. Because gun laws vary so much throughout the country, it is important to know the laws of any area where you may be traveling with a gun.
Washington, D.C. and Maryland all require that guns that are being transported in a vehicle must be locked in a container and separated from ammunition.
This does not mean that you cannot travel with, for example, an automatic weapon. It just means that you must be able to show that you are traveling to and from an area where such weapons are legal.
In general, whenever you are traveling by car with a gun, it is best to follow the law as outlined in 18 U.S. Code § 926A:
Because gun laws vary from state to state, it is important to know the laws when you are transporting a gun. While it is not required by federal law, it is highly recommended (and often required by state law) that you carry the license or registration for your firearm whenever you travel with it.
If you are planning to travel by plane, make sure to review the TSA’s guidelines for how to transport firearms.
Some of the regulations include:
Before leaving on any trip, make sure to check with local and federal codes to ensure that you are complying with all the laws regulating the transportation of firearms.