The West wasn't won with a registered gun. One of my alltime favorites. If you want the feds to know you have those weapons, feel free to register and fill out sounds of paperwork. If you think it isn't the Governments business what you own or what you do with what you own, don't. Maryland firearm registration is voluntary. i.e. not required. A very good friend of mine left this world suddenly and his children (grown) found many weapons. Some were given to relatives, some were given to friends. NONE are or ever will be registered. As far as the Gov't knows, they were sold from the manufacturer to someone. From there the trail runs cold. Also, for ANYONE reading; NEVER take your guns to the police. 99% of the time they are melted down so as not to be enjoyed by others. Those guns were made with a purpose. To be, and nothing more. Yes, some Police officers are ignorant when it comes to weapons and just about everything else. That 1% may even illegally sell them "out the back door". They will be dealt with. Be a friend. Find someone that enjoys weapons and give them a wonderful present! Doesn't anyone remember the movie "Red Dawn" (Patrick Swayze) My weapons are my busisness. Anti-gun people need not reply.