Sec. 29.03.01.01. Definitions  


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  • A. In this chapter, the following terms have the meanings indicated.

    B. Terms Defined.

    (1) “Adjudicated delinquent” means an act that was found to be a delinquent act, as defined in Courts and Judicial Proceedings Article, §3-801(k), Annotated Code of Maryland, at an adjudicatory hearing, as defined in Courts and Judicial Proceedings Article, §3-801(b), Annotated Code of Maryland.

    (2) “Ammunition” has the meaning stated in Public Safety Article, §5-133.1(a), Annotated Code of Maryland.

    (3) “Antique firearm” has the meaning stated in Criminal Law Article, §4-201(b), Annotated Code of Maryland.

    (4) “Assault long gun” has the meaning stated in Criminal Law Article, §4-301(b), Annotated Code of Maryland.

    (5) “Assault pistol” has the meaning stated in Criminal Law Article, §4-301(c), Annotated Code of Maryland.

    (6) “Assault weapon” has the meaning stated in Criminal Law Article, §4-301(d), Annotated Code of Maryland.

    (7) “Central Repository” has the meaning stated in Public Safety Article, §5-117.1(f)(1), Annotated Code of Maryland.

    (8) “Copycat weapon” has the meaning stated in Criminal Law Article, §4-301(d), Annotated Code of Maryland.

    (9) “Crime Laboratory” means the Forensic Sciences Division, Department of State Police.

    (10) “Crime of violence” has the meaning stated in Public Safety Article, §5-101(c), Annotated Code of Maryland.

    (11) “Dealer” has the meaning stated in Public Safety Article, §5-101(d), Annotated Code of Maryland.

    (12) “Dealer’s license” has the meaning stated in Public Safety Article, §5-101(e), Annotated Code of Maryland.

    (13) “Designated law enforcement agency” has the meaning stated in Public Safety Article, §5-101(f), Annotated Code of Maryland.

    (14) “Detachable magazine” has the meaning stated in Criminal Law Article, §4-301(f), Annotated Code of Maryland.

    (16) “External safety lock” has the meaning stated in Public Safety Article, §5-132(a)(3), Annotated Code of Maryland.

    (17) “Firearm” has the meaning stated in Public Safety Article, §5-101(h), Annotated Code of Maryland.

    (18) “Firearms Registration Section” means the operational unit of the Licensing Division, Department of State Police that is the primary repository for all files and records relating to the administration of firearms laws and is also responsible for the investigation and processing of:

    (a) Applications to purchase or transfer a regulated firearm; and

    (b) Applications for a regulated firearms dealer’s license.

    (19) “Firearms Safety Training Certificate” means a certificate, letter, or other written documentation verifying satisfactory completion of a Firearms Safety Training Course.

    (20) “Firearms Safety Training Course” means a firearms training course that satisfies the requisite minimum requirements of Regulation .29 of this chapter.

    (21) “Fugitive from justice” has the meaning stated in Public Safety Article, §5-101(k), Annotated Code of Maryland.

    (22) “Gun show” has the meaning stated in Public Safety Article, §5-130(a), Annotated Code of Maryland.

    (24) “Habitual user” of controlled dangerous substances has the meaning stated in Public Safety Article, §5-101(m), Annotated Code of Maryland.

    (25) “Handgun” has the meaning stated in Public Safety Article, §5-101(n), Annotated Code of Maryland.

    (26) “Handgun Qualification License” has the meaning stated in Public Safety Article, §5-101(o), Annotated Code of Maryland.

    (27) “Integrated mechanical safety device” has the meaning stated in Public Safety Article, §5-132(a)(6), Annotated Code of Maryland.

    (28) “Manufacturer” has the meaning stated in Public Safety Article, §5-131(a)(2), Annotated Code of Maryland.

    (29) “Mental disorder” has the meaning stated in Health—General Article, §10-101(f), Annotated Code of Maryland.

    (30) “Mental health facility” has the meaning stated in Health—General Article, §10-101(e), Annotated Code of Maryland.

    (31) “Minor” has the meaning stated in Criminal Law Article, §1-101(g), Annotated Code of Maryland.

    (32) “Pepper mace” has the meaning stated in Public Safety Article, §5-134(d)(1)(ii)(3), Annotated Code of Maryland.

    (33) “Permit” has the meaning stated in Public Safety Article, §5-301(d), Annotated Code of Maryland.

    (34) “Person” has the meaning stated in Public Safety Article, §1-101(c), Annotated Code of Maryland.

    (35) “Projectile” has the meaning stated in Public Safety Article, §5-131(a)(3), Annotated Code of Maryland.

    (36) “Qualified Handgun Instructor” has the meaning stated in Public Safety Article, §5-101(q), Annotated Code of Maryland.

    (37) “Qualified Handgun Instructor License” means a license issued by the Secretary in accordance with Regulation .38 of this chapter, certifying a person’s ability to instruct firearms training courses as a Qualified Handgun Instructor.

    (38) “Regulated firearm” has the meaning stated in Public Safety Article, §5-101(r), Annotated Code of Maryland.

    (39) “Rent” has the meaning stated in Public Safety Article, §5-101(s), Annotated Code of Maryland.

    (40) “Rifling characteristics” means the number of lands and grooves in the barrel of a handgun, including right or left twist.

    (41) “Secondary sale” has the meaning stated in Public Safety Article, §5-101(t), Annotated Code of Maryland.

    (42) “Secretary” has the meaning stated in Public Safety Article, §5-101(u), Annotated Code of Maryland.

    (43) “Seller” means a person who is selling, renting, or transferring a regulated firearm through a secondary sale.

    (44) “Shell casing” has the meaning stated in Public Safety Article, §5-131(a)(4), Annotated Code of Maryland.

    (45) “Straw purchase” has the meaning stated in Public Safety Article, §5-101(v), Annotated Code of Maryland.