can a employee carry a handgun at work, in maryland, without a permit with owner permission?

Not sure BUSINESS is the right legal topic here but wondering if someone i
employee, can carry a handgun concealed at work, on private property while
working. only on the business premisses

Asked on September 19, 2018 under Employment Labor Law, Maryland


M.D., Member, California and New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 2 years ago | Contributor

If your state requires a permit for carrying a concealed firearm, then it must be complied with. It makes no difference what an employer says; their approval cannot override state law.

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 2 years ago | Contributor

The persmission of the owner (of a business or of property) does not trump or overrule state gun laws: a private citizen cannot allow something that is illegal under the laws of his or her state. So if an unpermitted handgun may be not carried concealed in your state, it may not be carried.

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