Originally Posted by swinokur
MD statute 4-203 gives the relatively small list of exceptions to the carrying of weapons in your car. They include:
Going to and from a gun shop
Going to or from a hunt
Going to or from an organized shoot or range
read it here
Contrary to some of the incorrect info given here, loaded mags are completely legal. Two places to avoid when getting legal info, cops and gun shops.
Pay attention to the C1, pay special attention to the part after "or". It has been charged and convicted. It doesn't spell out in the hunting handbook "It is unlawful to:
* Have a loaded firearm in, on, or leaning against any vehicle. This includes ammunition in the magazine or a muzzleloader ready to fire" for no reason.