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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MSI Bill Tracker - 2024 Maryland General Assembly Regular Session

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This tracker follows legislation and lawmakers in the Maryland General Assembly. It serves as an easily searchable gun and self-defense-related bill database for supporters of the right to keep and bear arms.


For a simpler view of bills MSI has taken a position on, please see the supplementary table below.

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Red ❌= Oppose
Green ✅= Support
Light Green ✅= Support with Amendment
Blue ℹ️= Informational Testimony Only (provides knowledge for the committee on the bill without taking a position)
Gray = Position Pending or None Taken

Drop this link in your preferred calendar app to subscribe to live updates from the tracker https://bit.ly/3Z67kMq

MSI Guide - Tips For Your Testimony in the Maryland General Assembly

To Sign-up to testify, you MUST make a MyMGA Account!

Should you talk to your lawmakers about issues that affect your right to keep and bear arms for self-defense? Absolutely!
Use these links to find the State lawmakers who represent you in the General Assembly and how to contact them. 

Always be civil and speak on how a bill or bills directly affect you.

  1. Emails are ok.
  2. Phone calls are better.
  3. Visits are the best.

Find your representatives HERE
Committee Contacts can be found HERE



(Tutorial videos sourced from the MGA Website)

House of Delegates Protocols

Senate Witness Guidelines

Sign-up for testimony HERE

Remote testimony is conducted via Zoom. Download it here.

All Committee Testimony Guidelines HERE

Maryland General Assembly YouTube Pages:
Main Page
Senate Judicial Proceedings
House Judiciary
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Maryland Shall Issue®, Inc.
9613 Harford Rd
Ste C #1015
Baltimore, MD 21234-2150

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Phone:  410-849-9197
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