Crappy people do crappy things in excess. Did somebody forget that there is nearly a 14 day waiting period (Oh... they convieniently forgot to include that tid-bit) from MSP? (Supposed to be 7 days... but... it's MD.) That ALL BATF FORM 4473 handgun paperwork is cleared by MSP before the buyer can take possession?
"Purchase of a handgun or "assault weapon" from a dealer is subject to disapproval by the Maryland State Police during a seven-day waiting period.
The buyer must complete an application form which is sent by the dealer to the State Police for investigation. The applicant is required to provide information regarding his eligibility to purchase or possess a handgun, and a description (including a serial number) of the handgun being purchased. Fingerprints are not required. There is a $10 fee.
The application may be disapproved only if the purchaser is ineligible or if the information supplied is false or incomplete. If no action is taken within seven working days from the date the application is forwarded by the dealer, the handgun may be delivered to the purchaser. In no case, however, may the handgun be delivered before seven days, even if the application is approved earlier.
A person whose application is denied may request a hearing within 30 days before the Secretary of State Police, who must hold such hearings within 15 days. At the hearing, and in any subsequent court review, the decision generally will be sustained unless it is shown to have been "arbitrary and capricious."
This tale makes it sound as tho you walk in and buy the gun 'n out the door. Not so.