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Just on the off chance that any else in this forum is from MD, would anyone happen to know the rules concerning guns and liveaboards?

From what I gather, I'm allowed to have guns at my residence, as long as they are locked in some way to protect drunks and children. If my residence has sails, does that change?

Furthermore, MD says I'm allowed to have a pistol in a vehicle as long as I'm going to or from some place like a shooting range or gun show etc. It must also be kept in a different place than the ammunition. As I understand it, shotguns and rifles aren't quite so restricted insofar as I think i would be within my rights to walk around in broad daylight carrying one, no permit. But that's another story.

What do i do with my guns when I'm underway? I'm not even talking about leaving the country.

Whose jurisdiction is this? I asked some police, they told me to ask DNR, I sent off an email and haven''t heard from them.
 

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I understand I asked a question that is not simple to answer, so an amount of political opinions and educated guesses is expected. I appreciate erps's link but it's broken. However, I would like to renew the focus to my original question:

"What do i do with my guns when I'm underway? I'm not even talking about leaving the country.

Whose jurisdiction is this? I asked some police, they told me to ask DNR, I sent off an email and haven''t heard from them."

Here's a head start:
Loaded handgun in house boat or RV in MD - Maryland Shooters

In case that link breaks,

"Article - Criminal Law

§ 4-203.

(a) (1) Except as provided in subsection (b) of this section, a person may not:

(i) wear, carry, or transport a handgun, whether concealed or open, on or about the person;

(ii) wear, carry, or knowingly transport a handgun, whether concealed or open, in a vehicle traveling on a road or parking lot generally used by the public, highway, waterway, or airway of the State; "

"(b) This section does not prohibit:...

....3) the carrying of a handgun on the person or in a vehicle while the person is transporting the handgun to or from the place of legal purchase or sale, or to or from a bona fide repair shop, or between bona fide residences of the person, or between the bona fide residence and place of business of the person, if the business is operated and owned substantially by the person if each handgun is unloaded and carried in an enclosed case or an enclosed holster;"

Perhaps this is the answer, if my boat is my residence, i am always traveling between residences and simply have to lock it up away from the ammo while in transit.

Surely someone has found the answer to this question before. Surely someone will seek the answer after me, let's not leave a red herring for google searchers.

Although, it'd sure be fun to shoot clays off the stern!
 

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OK I answered my own question.

I called the natural resources police at 301 645 0062. I advise you call them yourself because I wouldn't believe it from some forum goon with 3 posts.

What the guy told me is that the normal vehicle laws apply in md waters. If the houseboat is my residence, then it's a residence.

Then I asked the goofball question: Can I shoot clays off the boat?

Yes, he said, and i'm paraphrasing, you can shoot clay pigeons off the boat if you're not endangering anyone.

So I can go out in the middle of the bay and shoot clay pigeons?

Yes, he said, as long as you use the approved shot for duck hunting. (lead-free, i assume he meant)
 
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