MSI v. Montgomery County Update


On June 16, 2021, we filed an emergency motion for partial summary judgment on three of our counts against Montgomery County's enactment of Bill 4-21. The motion seeks to enjoin the County from enforcing their new illegal laws which will go into effect on July 16th without action from the Court. Find the motion HERE and the memorandum in support HERE. As we have stated previously, we will not sit idle while politicians make criminals of ordinary and law-abiding residents. You can learn more and find updates about this case at

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Meanwhile, the State has filed a notice of appeal in Hulbert v. Pope, not at all happy that Sgt. Pope was stripped of qualified immunity and that the case will proceed to trial for the unlawful arrest of Jeff and Kevin Hulbert. Furthermore, MSI v. Hogan, the HQL litigation, is fully briefed before the federal District Court in Baltimore and the parties are awaiting further action from the judge. Call v. Jones, the case against Maryland's handgun carry ban, is being held in the US Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit pending the outcome of New York State Rifle and Pistol Assoc. v. Corlett, which will likely be scheduled for oral argument this October or November at the US Supreme Court. A ruling in that potentially game-changing case wouldn't be expected until late next June.

We're excited to announce that the MSI Annual meeting will be in-person on September 18th, 2021. Information on location and more will be forthcoming. In the meantime, stop by our booth and say hello to us at the Nation's Gun Show in Chantilly, VA this weekend!

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Novotny v. Moore - Challenge to 2023 SB 1

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On behalf of our members and in partnership with the Second Amendment Foundation and Firearms Policy Coalition, Maryland Shall Issue and three individual plaintiffs are challenging unconstitutional aspects of SB 1, the so-called “Gun Safety Act of 2023” in the US District Court for the District of Maryland. SB 1 effectively nullifies the "general right to carry in public" for carry permit holders confirmed by the Supreme Court's decision NYSRPA v. Bruen just this last June. It does so by banning firearms in a whole host of locations otherwise open to the public, including places like stores and shops, restaurants, museums, and healthcare facilities. The suit also challenges the general ban on possession of firearms on public transit owned or controlled by the State Mass Transit Administration and in the tens of thousands of acres of woodlands in State parks, State forests, and State Chesapeake forest lands. We have every confidence that we will prevail in whole or in part in this suit.

Find the complaint in Novotny v. Moore HERE.

A guide on the effects of the recent changes to legal handgun carry in Maryland can be found HERE.

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