My son is required to take 36 hours of training and must complete 60 hours of supervised practice driving. That's a little more than the four hours required to get a Glock. His first driving permit costs $50 and must be renewed at regular intervals with a fee each time. That's more than the gun license's one-time fee. He has to hold a learner's permit for nine months to get a provisional license, and hold the provisional license for 18 months to get a full license. By comparison, buying a gun requires a seven-day waiting period.
So contrary to Ms. Cox's article, it's not tough for an adult to buy a gun in Maryland. It's much, much easier than getting a driver's license.