Our HQL class is a hands-on shooting course that provides you with the training, on-site Livescan fingerprinting (provided by 1A Fingerprinting), and MSP application assistance to be able to apply for a Maryland Handgun Qualification License. We cannot guarantee that you will receive your HQL from the Maryland State Police, as we are not part of the approval process.
Our course fees are non-refundable upon completion of the training course.
Federal law bars medical cannabis patients from purchasing or possessing firearms. The Federal Gun Control Act, 18 U.S.C. § 922(g)(3), prohibits any person who is an "unlawful user of or addicted to any controlled substance (as defined in section 102 of the Controlled Substances Act (21 U.S.C. 802)" from shipping, transporting, receiving or possessing firearms or ammunition. Marijuana is listed in the Controlled Substances Act as a Schedule I controlled substance, and there are no exceptions in Federal law for marijuana purportedly used for medicinal purposes, even if such use is sanctioned by State law.
If you are any of the following, you do not need the HQL:
If you are any of the following, you do not need the training class:
You still need fingerprints and complete your application on Maryland State Police's website:
If you currently hold a valid Maryland permit to carry a handgun, you are exempt from the training course and fingerprints. You will still need to complete a no-cost appication on Maryland State Police's website.