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Old 01-16-2014, 04:59 PM   #1
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Concealed Carry holders and Maryland

Not sure if this thread is allowed. If not, maybe it can be moved to the appropriate place. I know many RVers also are concealed carry permit holders. The linked Tampa Tribune article describes how the state of Maryland has linked automated licence plate readers to various state concealed carry databases and are using the information to stop. People are being stopped because of this. The officer compares the driver to the photo on the licence. This is a great technological feat for sure, but it means RVers can not carry a fire arm at all as they go through many, many states. I, myself had done so in all of the lower 48 and never had them out of the coach. Strictly for that one in a million chance of home protection. Looks like can now get you into big trouble. We were planning to make a trip to Washington, DC and stay in Cherry Hill once again. That would get me arrested.

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I'm very curious about this thread. I will be spending my traveling dollars in states that welcome my right to self defense.
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As will I also spend my money in gun friendly states!

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I'm with him !! I review this link: Concealed Carry Permit Reciprocity Maps - USA Carry And stay out of anti-2nd amendment states!!
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I'm with him !! I review this link: Concealed Carry Permit Reciprocity Maps - USA Carry And stay out of anti-2nd amendment states!!
I too agree! The right to protect my family and property is foremost. Plenty of states out there that will welcome our tourism and money.
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This thread has been on very thin ice since it was posted, it's a young post but already straying from the Comumnity Rules

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It's clear that the digital age is a double edged sword. It's more than gun rights, it's privacy rights too. I'm afraid we'll never be able to put the Genie back in the bottle again...
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Posts: 6,744 is a great site. Go to Maryland and go through the latest rules there.
Generally there is a FAQ and look for traveling in an rv. Most states allow for having the gun unloaded in the vehicle, with the ammo separated from the weapon. Be careful of the rules, and you can always contact the state police and ask your questions.
I am not a lawyer, and I didn't sleep in a holiday inn last night. This information is
worth all that you paid for it. I will say is up to date on most things.
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This story has sent a real chill up my spine! Frightening!
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I don't own a gun or shotgun, Never have. I took gun training back 50 years ago and this was covered back then. I remember that my parents always kept the Ammo in a different room also.
Of course back then we slept with the doors @ the S&B open too... I have been thinking about one now that we will be on the road. What do the hunters do when they go hunting? I don't know.
Never thought about it, Worth checking out.
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Some good info here.

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I just wrote Cherry Hill RV park in Maryland outside of Washington, DC and gave them a link to the article and told them we would not be staying there this summer. I knew when I started this thread, that it could be a problem, but I was wanting to save RVers any potential problems. Here in Florida, we have had lots of legal problems with the red light cameras which is a similar license plate reader situation.
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Raises some questions. Florida's concealed carry permit is issued by and records maintained by the FL Dept Of Agriculture with the intent that a Concealed carry licensee is not identified in a drivers license check. A published article by the Highway Patrol indicated they do not get CC info when running tag or Drivers license but can request access to the database with just cause.??? (the 119.07 exempt -means the database is not available through Freedom of Info access)
Federal law permits transporting a weapon across state lines, that is recognized in most states. However some States treat this as an "affirmative defense" in that you can be arrested for possession, the weapon seized, and a Judge will determine if the transportation was legal.

In the Firearms "sticky" above are links to State laws, Federal law and a lot of information that can be reviewed without getting this thread closed....
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Old 01-16-2014, 08:43 PM   #14
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According to the article, the state of Maryland obtained the list of Florida concealed carry licensees via a freedom on information request. I am one of them along with over 1 million others Floridians. The car tag reader checks the license number against the data base and alerts the trooper 2 miles up ahead and tells them that they have a match. The officer pulls along side and compares the driver to the digital photograph from the computer and pulls over the driver who has not broken any traffic laws and asks him where is his weapon.
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