It was that way when I lived in Maine too. Now I am deep in enemy territory, just north of Annapolis. There is a 7 business day wait for all regulated firearms in MD. That includes what handguns have made the State Police handgun Roster, and all assault weapons from a list that was compiled in the 80's or 90's. that list hasn't been amended since its creation though, so things like then SCAR etc. are not on there. An AR with a HBAR marking is not there on the list either.