February Update on MSI's Legal Efforts

Here's a brief look at our ongoing legal efforts from around the state.



Maryland Shall Issue v. Montgomery County - Carry, Privately Made Firearms, Other Firearms Restrictions

MSI argued this case in federal district court on February 6th in support of a motion for a preliminary injunction against Montgomery County’s carry ban in Bill 21-22E. We do not know when the Court will render a decision, but we look forward to its ruling.

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Hulbert v. Pope - First Amendment, Fourth Amendment, Qualified Immunity

The US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit has tentatively scheduled oral argument in this case for the first week of May. The finalized date will be posted to the case page as soon as it becomes available. The Court will provide a live audio stream from its YouTube Page.

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Maryland Shall Issue v. Moore - Maryland Handgun Qualification License

Yes, you read that right. Since Larry Hogan is no longer the current Governor of Maryland, Wes Moore is, ex officio, now the named defendant. Oral argument in this case is scheduled for March 10th in the US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. The Court will provide a live audio stream from its YouTube Page.


Maryland Shall Issue v. Anne Arundel County - Compelled Speech of Firearms Dealers

This case has been fully briefed since early December and a decision could come at any time. Interestingly, reference was made to this lawsuit during the hearing on HB 307, by the Executive Director of Marylanders to Prevent Gun Violence, saying that they’re “treading carefully to make sure we don’t step on any First Amendment rights.”

We will provide important updates in each of these cases as appropriate. Your support of MSI makes all of this important work possible! Don’t be a free rider. Join us!

There are simply a ton of lawsuits going on right now across the country on all matters of issues affecting the 2nd Amendment. Check out the Gun Case Tracker to follow along.

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Testimony in Opposition to SB 1, a "Bruen Response" Bill


SB 1 Criminal Law - Wearing, Carrying, or Transporting Firearms - Restrictions (Gun Safety Act of 2023)
Sponsored by Senator Waldstreicher
Heard before the Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee on 2/7/2023: https://www.youtube.com/live/CizgPIOuGCQ?feature=share&t=3139

MSI's Oral Testimony in Opposition

SB 1 as passed by the Senate being heard before the House Judiciary Committee on 3/29/2023 at 1pm.

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Mailing Address:

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

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