Is a BB gun considered a firearm in the state of Maryland?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    I don't know about MD state laws themselves, but most state and federal statues classify a firearm by the use of a cartridge ammunition if uses. Muzzelloaders are not subject to many of the more strict firearm laws (in my area at least) because they have no cartridge - just powder slug and patch. In fact you can purchase muzzelloaders, paintball guns, BB guns, crossbows, and bows online and have them shipped directly to your house (in most states). To do that with firearms you must ship to an FFL and purchase it from them.

    So long story short - I'm not quite sure, but I doubt it. Maryland does have some stricter gun laws, but I don't think a pellet rifle would be considered a firearm.

    Source(s): Firearm owner, Hunter
  • AJ O
    Lv 4
    1 decade ago


  • 1 decade ago

    BB guns, pellet guns, airsoft guns, etc. are never considered firearms.

    Source(s): Owner / enthusiast
  • 1 decade ago

    dude, if you live in Maryland... you better get a real gun

    Source(s): I watched "The Wire."
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  • 1 decade ago

    yes it is

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