Why Choose MSI

Maryland Shall Issue® is an all volunteer, non-partisan organization dedicated to the preservation and advancement of gun owners' rights in Maryland. It seeks to educate the community about the right of self-protection, the safe handling of firearms, and the responsibility that goes with carrying a firearm in public.

Maryland is one of the most restrictive states in the entire country when it comes to owning firearms. MSI is trying to bring common sense to the debate through education of legislators and the general public with regard to:

• Firearms Ownership Rights
• Tougher Laws for Criminal Activity
• Safety Education
• Self-Protection Education
• Common Sense Gun Laws

MSI Works on legislation during each Maryland General Assembly session and throughout the year as issues arise. We strive to assist legislators in crafting common sense legislation to make Maryland safer for everyone. We also take part in fighting bills that impede the rights of firearms owners. MSI's outreach efforts make materials available to the general public with regards to firearms laws and firearms safety.

Benefits of Membership

In return for your membership and support of MSI, members receive these benefits:

• Assistance with applying for a Maryland Wear and Carry Permit
• Eligibility to acquire a Range Badge at the Associated Gun Clubs of Baltimore in Marriottsville, MD after a range safety orientation. More details HERE
• Exclusive access to the MSI Forum
• Regular updates and dispatches on developments affecting gun owners in Maryland

Membership rates are extremely affordable - a year's membership costs less than a box of ammo. 100% of your dues go directly to advocacy!

Join today to recover and defend our Civil Rights here in Maryland!


Latest News

Handgun Qualification License ON TRIAL!

We are pleased that the court of appeals has allowed this important Second Amendment challenge to the Maryland Handgun Qualification License (HQL) to proceed to the merits.  We look forward to further proceedings in District Court.

You can read the opinion from the US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit HERE

Court Uphold's MD's Taking of Rapid Fire Trigger Activators

 

In a sharply split, 2-1 decision, a panel of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit has held that Maryland may ban the possession of "Rapid Fire Trigger Activators" by existing owners without paying just compensation under Fifth Amendment or the Maryland Constitution.  The majority ruled that no just compensation was owed to existing, lawful owners because the ban “does not require owners of rapid fire trigger activators to turn them over to the Government or to a third party.”  In short, as far as this majority is concerned, the State is free to ban the possession of any personal property without paying just compensation unless the State puts the property into its own pocket or the pocket of a third party.  If that is the law, then no personal property, of any kind, is safe from the grasping clutches of the General Assembly.  For example, the State could ban possession of your existing car and not pay a dime.  The dissenting opinion ably demolishes the majority's reasoning.  Needless to say, we will be seeking further review.

You can read the ruling HERE.  Stay tuned.

Maryland Shall Issue will continue to fight for the interests and rights of its members and the public, but to do so requires resources and your help. Consider joining or donating to MSI.

Contact Info

Headquarters:

Maryland Shall Issue®, Inc.
9613 Harford Rd
Ste C #1015
Baltimore, MD 21234-2150

Phone:  410-849-9197
Email: 
Web:   www.marylandshallissue.org