Thursday, October 10, 2013

MD HQL requirements

Here are the training requirements for the Handgun Qualification License:

  • Have completed a Maryland State Police (MSP) approved certified firearms safety course
  • Have completed a course of instruction and been issued a certificate of competency in firearms and hunter safety from the Maryland Department of Natural Resources
  • Is currently a qualified handgun instructor
  • Is an honorably discharged member of the armed forces of the United States or National Guard.
  • Is an employee of an armored car company who has a valid Wear and Carry Permit issued by MSP.
  • Lawfully owns a regulated firearm.  If you own a regulated firearm prior to October 1, 2013, you are not required to complete the training and may apply for the Handgun Qualification License.
I get in on the highlighted areas.  I still need to get the fingerprints, but I don't have to take the training class.  So that makes it cheaper for me to go ahead and do it.  And the same with Saucy Trollop.  Retired or active military don't even need the HQL.  Just their .mil ID.  So my brother (in for 20 years now) would have no issue if he so desired to get a heater.

I got the fingerprints once already when it looked like the CCW was opening up to Shall Issue down here.  Not yet.  Soon... 

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