Howard R replied the topic: Volunteers Needed for July Chantilly Gun Show
I thought I would whip up a short AAR on this weekend. For those who don't know, I am custodian of one of the MSI "show kits" with brochures, banner & stand, etc. so I usually take setup/1st shift and last shift/take down. Chantilly was, I think the best show yet, at least for the couple of years I have been involved. To add, if MSI comes to a show in your area, you really should come on out and help. It's a wonderful experience talking to fellow enthusiasts. Most of the people who stopped to talk had never heard of MSI but usually got very supportive as they learned more.
Interesting thing (for me at least) was that at least 25-30% of the people we talked with were Maryland residents visiting America to get "nice things" which are not available in the Rights Free State. Several of the Virginia people offered sympathy, encouraging words, and even some donations. For the whole weekend, we got 40 new members and over $200 for the HQL lawsuit. All in all a good event, we'll be back!
With the recent changes in Maryland law concerning medical marijuana, see MD Code, Health - General, § 13-3304 et seq., and the push to legalize the use of marijuana in Maryland, a recurring issue is how such marijuana use would affect your Second Amendment rights. The short answer is that it may well act to abrogate those rights by (1) barring a FFL from selling a firearm to such a user and (2), by making such a user a prohibited person under federal law.