"...show them your support for gun rights" says NRA's Shannon Alford, she continues that an email or a phone call is important, but nothing has a bigger impact than talking directly to your representative. “Your voice in Annapolis is your vote in Annapolis,” says Alford.
Hello. I'm moving to Maryland from Virginia. I am a member of VCDL which actually turned me on to MSI (yes I joined) and I'm kind of worried about my move. I know MD is not the friendliest state when it comes to firearms and our rights... I've given all my long guns to my buddy to hold for now, and will be doing the same with my handguns when I move in two weeks.... I understand that it is EXTREMELY difficult to get a carry permit in MD, but I'm also confused on their laws on transporting firearms. I have family in WV and used to have to travel about 50 miles through MD to get to WV, and every time I did, I'd call the MD state police, and always got different answers on how to properly transport my firearms through the state.
VCDL has always been a great source for me for understanding Virginia law, and Im sure now that I'm going to be a MD resident, MSI will be that lifeline for me..... And I'm glad to be a part of the group.
I do obviously have some questions though, about how to legally transport my firearms from Virginia to Maryland, and if there are any laws about how I have to store them. Also, if during transport, I happen to get pulled over, do I have to declare them? Any other nuances about MD gun laws I should be aware of?
Thanks for reading. Glad to be here. I hope I get to the point where I can offer some assistance to the group.
First off, my condolences on your loss of freedom. Any reason you couldn't just commute to Maryland from America?
Regarding transport to a new residence in MD, if you have a car with a trunk, keep the guns there, UNLOADED with the ammo in a separate box from the guns. If no trunk, don't have anything visible that might indicate GUN! as in lying in the open on the back seat. Don't declare anything voluntarily in a stop, and don't consent to a search. You have 90 days after establishing residence to register all handguns and any now-banned rifles with the State Police. If you own a rifle on the "Evil" list that you did not own before 1 Oct 2013, it has to stay in America, no way to legally bring it into MD. (This is mostly any AK type rifle, and standard barrel profile ARs. A heavy barrel (HBAR) AR is legal, because Maryland idiot legislators (pardon the redundancy) apparently think an HBAR can't kill as many puppies and butterflies as a standard profile.)
You've already taken a great first step by joining MSI. Now call all of your new MD legiscritters and ask them why Maryland gun laws are so stupid. One of MSI's great suggestions is that politics is a year-round full contact event. Don't wait until the legislature is in session, get to know yours NOW!
Everyone said all the cool people hang out here , and the membership can get me in the finest restaurants in Maryland so here i am .
I am a member of MDS , been on Patriot events and broken bread with the fine group . Hope to learn more and get involved more on other's rights as well as my own . We can do better in numbers .
Was a member a few years ago when the introductory was $10., been delinquent....
Lifelong Easternshoreman, avid hunter/shooter. Tired of watching Md communist violating our Constitutional rights.
Just the other year I Was charged by dnr for a handgun violation while hunting, judge said they violated my rights, cost me alot of money, time and worry over the likelihood of becoming prohibited. 4-203,4 feels like a trap, if they cant follow that how are they going to understand restricted permits.
If there must be war let it be now, that my children will know peace!
In a huge decision authored by Judge O'Scannlain, a split panel of the Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has ruled that Hawaii's ban on open carry outside the home in that state violates the Second Amendment under any level of scrutiny. The decision, Young v. Hawaii, can be found here. The decision is very scholarly, carefully reasoned and a powerful statement that the Second Amendment is not a "second-class" right or a constitutional "orphan."