I used to live in MD. It is a 'May Issue" concealed carry state, and they rarely issue them to anyone.
I subsequently moved to NV for a spell and it was a slightly better state. I lived in Clark county, where they required you to register your pistols with the local police and get a little blue card to possess them. The rest of NV wasnt that paranoid. But the police were helpful, when I asked where to shoot. They said , dont bother with a range, just drive to the nearest mountain and shoot at that, but carry your little blue cards.
Thank God I live in Texas now where I have a CHP, a FFL and I dont have register squat with anyone!