Maryland Shall Issue has joined the AGC!

 

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MSI is now an AGC club!

Maryland Shall Issue, inc. is proud to announce that it has formally joined the Associated Gun Clubs of Baltimore (AGC) as an Associated Club. Therefore, anyone who is a current member of MSI in good standing is eligible to purchase an AGC range badge upon completion of a range safety orientation. This is an important benefit for members as the AGC range is one of the finest shooting facilities on the East Coast. 

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While MSI members may use their membership for badge renewal, we encourage our members who already belong to one of the many clubs that comprise the AGC to maintain that membership and continue supporting that club. AGC clubs are absolutely necessary to promote the growth of shooting sports in Maryland and they deserve your support. We are honored and grateful to have been welcomed by the clubs at the AGC and are looking forward to working together to promote Marylanders’ rights and the responsibilities that come along with them.

About the AGC

The Associated Gun Clubs of Baltimore, Inc. was formed on July 1, 1944, when several World War II veterans in the Baltimore, Maryland area began looking for a place to shoot recreationally and competitively. They organized with several other Baltimore area shooting clubs to form the “AGC”.

The AGC range facility is located on sixty acres in northwest Baltimore County, at the junction of Marriottsville Road and Wards Chapel Road (see Directions).

The range offers all clubs’ members, their families, and guests a safe, maintained, and clean location to enjoy the shooting sports year-round.

The AGC offers a 50yd pistol range, 100yd rifle and pistol range, 200yd hi-power range, action shooting bays, trap shooting, and more.

You can read more about the AGC and its facilities HERE.


How do I get a Range Badge?

To obtain a range badge as an MSI member, a person must attend a Range Safety Orientation and participate in a walk-through of the AGC Range facilitates (a 90-minute process) conducted by a Certified Club Instructor and agree to follow and obey AGC Range Rules.

After the walkthrough and to buy the badge, members will need:

  • Proof of active MSI membership (show current card, receipt of your membership purchase, or by logging into your account via phone or other device and demonstrating the account is active)
  • Government-issued photo-ID
  • Form of payment (cash, credit card*, or check)
    *If using an Apple Card, the AGC's staff must enter the card's virtual numbers manually. 

    Additional information about range badges can be found HERE and more information about the AGC can be found HERE.

    MSI is now offering range orientations! You can sign up at https://tinyurl.com/MSIAGCwalk

    The AGC will accept a printed or digital receipt of your membership or display showing your membership. You can do this from your account page, or by showing your MSI confirmation email. If you do not have your MSI membership card for one reason or another, please send an email with the subject, “Membership Card,” requesting a new card. Please include your current mailing address and we will send you another as soon as possible.

MSI is now offering range orientations for our members!
Sign up at https://tinyurl.com/MSIAGCwalk

The AGC itself also hosts orientations for a fee of $10 on the 1st and 3rd Sunday of every month, rain or shine, to associated club members in good standing. Group size is limited. To sign up for the AGC's orientation, please e-mail: The AGC will accept a printed or e-mailed receipt of your membership or display showing your membership. You can do this from your account page, or by showing your MSI confirmation email. If you do not have your MSI membership card for one reason or another, please send an email to  with the subject, “Membership Card,” requesting a new card. Please include your current mailing address and we will send you another as soon as possible.

We need MSI members to volunteer to serve as Certified Instructors/Safety Officers to conduct Range Safety Orientations for existing or new Members.  Please let us know if you are willing to serve in that capacity by dropping us an email at . Members are also invited to attend AGC Range Workdays, for maintenance and upkeep of the Range. Time thus spent can reduce the cost of the annual range badge. Please feel free to contact us at  or to call at 410-849-9197.


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On August 12, 2021, Maryland's highest court, the Court of Appeals, ruled that a violation of Md. Criminal Law § 4-203(a)(1)(i) is a strict liability crime. Put simply, if one has a handgun on or about them and is not authorized to do so, they are guilty of violating the law. The case is Lawrence v. State, 471 Md. 101 (2021).

Section 4-203 is the statute that broadly prohibits the wear, carry, or transport of handguns within the State. Specifically, § 4-203(a)(1)(i) states:

 (a)    (1)    Except as provided in subsection (b) of this section, a person may not:

            (i)    wear, carry, or transport a handgun, whether concealed or open, on or about the person;

There are a few exceptions to this ban (found in subsection (b) of Section 4-203), such as one having a Maryland Wear and Carry Permit, possession in the home or business (by the business owner), or when transporting an unloaded handgun (kept in an enclosed case or enclosed holster) between a gun shop and one's residence or from their residence to a gun range. But, outside these sharply limited exceptions set out in subsection (b), the passage above otherwise broadly criminalizes having a pistol on (or about) the person. 

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Taking these challenges is not possible without your support! Consider becoming a member of MSI, donating, or wearing MSI apparel or picking up our accessories.

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Contact Info

Mailing Address:

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

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