Maryland Shall Issue has joined the AGC!

As of March 19th, 2020, the AGC is currently closed.

 

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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. 


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 the 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 a number of World War II veterans in the Baltimore, Maryland area began looking for a place for recreational and competitive shooting. 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 their facilities HERE

How do I get a Range Badge?

To obtain a range badge as a MSI member, a person must attend a Range Safety Orientation and participate in a walk-through of the AGC Range facilitates (a 2-3 hour process) conducted by a Certified Club Instructor and agree to follow and obey AGC Range Rules. Members need only present an MSI membership card (printed e-mail receipt of your membership purchase or printout from your account page works too), participate in the AGC orientation course and pay the appropriate Range Badge Fee to the AGC.  Individual range badges cost $200 per year with additional family member badges costing $67 each. Junior and half-year badge options are also available. There is no additional cost to our members.  Additional information about range badges can be found HERE and more information about the AGC can be found HERE.

MSI will offer orientations in due time, but 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, please e-mail: The AGC will accept a printed receipt of your membership or printout showing your membership as current from your account page. If you do not have your MSI membership card for one reason or another, please send an email to  with 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 so as 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.


Latest News

Shooting Ranges and Dealers Are Critical Infrastructure and May Remain Open!

Gun Ranges and and Federal Firearms Licensees may remain open!

Governor Hogan's latest order (dated March 30, 2020) states:

This Order controls the occupancy and use of all businesses, organizations, establishments, and facilities that are not part of the critical infrastructure sectors identified by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (currently described at https://www.cisa.gov/identifying-critical-infrastructure-during-covid-19) (collectively, “Non-Essential Businesses”).

That cross reference to the DHS website is controlling as to the scope of the Governor's definition of "non-essential businesses."  Stated differently, the order expressly does NOT apply to businesses that are part of the "critical infrastructure sectors," as defined by DHS.  That cross reference thus requires reference to the DHS site in order to determine what is a "critical infrastructure" business. 

At that DHS website is the Guidance on the Essential Critical Infrastructure Workforce: Ensuring Community and National Resilience in COVID-19 Response Version 2.0 (March 28, 2020), available at https://www.cisa.gov/sites/default/files/publications/CISA_Guidance_on_the_Essential_Critical_Infrastructure_Workforce_Version_2.0_Updated.pdf.  That document sets out the "identified essential critical infrastructure workers," which includes:  "Workers supporting the operation of firearm or ammunition product manufacturers, retailers, importers, distributors, and shooting ranges."  Those businesses may remain open, including "firearm or ammunition . . . retailers" and "shooting ranges." 

We endorse the Governor's recommendations for safe practices while at these facilities.  See https://coronavirus.maryland.gov/.  If you have any questions on the scope of the Governor's orders, you should consult your lawyer.  The Governor's orders have the force of law and a violation of the orders is a criminal misdemeanor.  See MD Code, Public Safety, § 14-114. 

Link to Governor Hogan's Fourth Executive Order

Link to the latest guidance from the Department of Homeland Security

Maryland Shall Issue has joined the AGC!

As of March 19th, 2020, the AGC is currently closed.

 


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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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