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.
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.
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.