Firearm Policies, Procedures & Guidelines

Caroline Curtis filed this request with the Maryland State Police of Maryland.
Tracking # PIA 17-0892
Status
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From: Caroline Curtis

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to Maryland's Public Information Act ("PIA"), I hereby request the following records:

Any and all policies, procedures, directives, memorandums, and any other guiding materials regarding matters pertaining to firearm acquisition, licensure, use, and transfer, including, but not limited to, the following:
• policies and procedures on the issuance of firearms permits and licenses. (Please note that this point is not a request for the identities of individual permit or license holders, but, rather, is a request for governmental policies and parameters regarding the process and regulations by which one may obtain either a permit or a license. If separate strictures exist for each, provision of both would be greatly appreciated.)
• policies and procedures on the revocation of firearms permits and licenses.
• any and all available policies and procedures regarding local firearms policies. Please provide all such materials that alter or supplement departmental procedures.
• policies and procedures regarding the sale and purchase of firearms. Please include all materials regarding the appropriate qualifications for the sale or purchase of firearms. Please include materials for particular venues, if available, including but not limited to the sale and purchase of firearms at gun shows.
• policies and procedures regarding the transfer, either out-of-state or between individuals, of firearms.
Please include all available segregable data.
Please also provide all available data, statistics, or reports regarding matters pertaining to gun acquisition, licensure, use, and transfer, including, but not limited to, the following:
• the issuance of firearms permits and licenses.
• the revocation of firearms permits and licenses.
• incidents involving the use of a firearm.
• the sale and purchase of firearms.
• the transfer, either out-of-state or between individuals, of firearms.
If various policies or reports exist dependent on the type of firearm, provision of all applicable materials would be greatly appreciated. Should they be voluminous, provision of materials on rolling basis would be greatly appreciated.
Should your agency believe that any additional policies, procedures, reports or other analysis pertaining to firearm acquisition, licensure, use, transfer, deaths, incidents, or any related issues may reside with another agency or agencies, indication of such agencies would be greatly appreciated.
Please notify us if further clarification is necessary.

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 10 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Caroline Curtis

From: Snyder, Adam

Ms. Curtis:

The Office of the Attorney General has received your PIA request for various policies, procedures, and data concerning the regulation of firearms in Maryland. Our Office does not regulate firearms; that role is played by the Maryland State Police (MSP), which would have custody over the records you seek. You can contact the Maryland State Police through its PIA coordinator, who can be reached at the following address:

Capt. Douglas Baralo
Public Information Coordinator
1711 Belmont Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21244
(410) 281-2751
msp.pia@maryland.gov
www.mdsp.org

If I am mistaken about this and you really do want what might be in our litigation files (as opposed to MSP’s files), just let me know and we’ll process your request as best we can.

Thanks.

Adam D. Snyder
Office of Attorney General
200 St. Paul Place, 20th Floor
Baltimore, Maryland 21202
(410) 576-6327
(410) 576-7036 (fax)

From: MuckRock

To whom it may concern,

This public records request is being forwarded to your office for processing. Confirmation of receipt and an estimated date of completion would be appreciated.

Thank you,

Vanessa Nason

From: Kevin Moriarty -State Police-

First Sergeant Kevin Moriarty #2534
Maryland State Police
Licensing Division
1111 Reisterstown Road
Pikesville, MD 21208
Office: 410-653-4445
Cell: 410-218-2045

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