Back in the '70s, I lived in Suitland, just about 2 miles from where you'll be relocating to. Even back then, when I walked across the street to the 7-11 store, I put a Chief's Special, IWB and a lightweight jacket. And that was daytime!!!!!! The Federal Center at Suitland is behind a big fence, now. Traffic is a real (female dog) in/around D.C., no matter where you're going. I drive from Waldorf to Washington, DC, M-F. Everyone sofar, has been spot on with regard to what Maryland is all about, with two exceptions. 1. If you are EX-LEO, you can get a concealed carry permit (CCP) relatively easily. Otherwise. . . . you must PROVE apprenhended danger. 2. Maryland has a MANDATORY 7 Day waiting period for handgun and/or 'restricted' rifles/shotguns. Also, to purchase a 'restricted' firearm, you must 'attend' a class on Maryland gun laws, or, be a LEO, or have an approved Hunter Safety Course certificate dated after 01/2006.