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pdf.pngMSI Testimony in Support of SB198 NEW

This bill would amend MD Code, Public Safety, § 5-306(b)(6)(ii) to specify that “self- protection,” or “self-defense” is a basis for finding a “good and substantial” reason for the issuance of a Maryland Wear and Carry Permit.

pdf.pngMSI Testimony in Support with Amendments of HB47, SB156, and HB265 NEW

Under MD Code Public Safety 5-117.1(c), [a] person may purchase, rent, or receive a handgun only if the person” obtains a Handgun Qualification License” (HQL).   Under Section 5-117.1(a), the statue does not apply to “a law enforcement officer or person who is retired in good standing from service with a law enforcement agency of the United States, the State, or a local law enforcement agency of the State.”  By its terms, this exclusion for active and retired law enforcement officers applies only to federal agents or law enforcement officers of the State of Maryland

pdf.pngMSI Testimony - Information Only on SB179 and HB73 NEW

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 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.

pdf.pngMSI Testimony in Opposition to HB35 NEW

In opposition to the studying the feasibility of "firearms telematics."

pdf.pngMSI Testimony on SB 55 NEW

2020 General Assembly Testimony on SB 55 the Tax Checkoff bill for buying so called assault weapons

pdf.pngMSI Testimony on SB 55 NEW

2020 General Assembly Testimony on SB 55 the Tax Checkoff bill for buying so called assault weapons

pdf.pngMSI Testimony on SB 39 NEWHOT

MSI Testimony on SB 39:  This Bill would ban the Anderson AM-15 rifles in .223 and .330 BLK calibers

pdf.png2020 MGA - MSI Testimony on HB4 NEWHOT

MSI Testimony in opposition to HB4

pdf.pngRTFA Litigation - 28(j) letter in light of Manning v. Cadwell

Maryland Shall Issue, Inc. v. Hogan, No. 18-2474 (4th Cir.)
RTFA Litigation - 28(j) letter in light of Manning v. Cadwell

pdf.pngBaltimore County "SAFE" Act as Introduced

The Act as introduced before the Baltimore County Council on 12/16/19. You can see that meeting HERE (discussion on the bill begins around 19:40). This bill would put onerous and expensive security requirements on gun dealers operating within the county that may well force many of these dealers to close up shop or move.

pdf.pngWhalen v Handgun Permit Review Board - Reply Brief HOT

MSI Whalen Reply Brief (redacted)

pdf.pngWhalen v Handgun Permit Review Board - Motion to Strike HOT

MSI - Motion to Strike in Whalen v. Board (redacted)

pdf.pngWhalen v Handgun Permit Review Board - Brief of Appellee HOT

The State's reply in Whalen v Handgun Permit Review Board.

pdf.pngMSI Presentation at 2019 International Association of Crime Analysts, National Harbor, MD 08/23/2019 HOT

Listen to the presentation HERE

An examination of deaths by shooting, assaults with firearms, and robberies with firearms in Baltimore City before and after the Maryland General Assembly and former Governor Martin O’Malley enacted one of the most stringent gun control acts in the United States.

pdf.pngHQL Brief of Appellees (the State) HOT

brief of appellees filed by the State of Maryland in HQL litigation before the 4th Circuit

pdf.pngNEW Restrictions Policy HOT

New Announcement for Restrictions Policy for Business Owners

pdf.pngNEW SOP for MSP Carry Permits HOT

New Maryland State Police SOP for carry permits 

pdf.pngLetter 28j to Court re Davis HQL suit HOT

Rule 28j Letter to Fourth Circuit in the HQL suit advising of the Davis case

pdf.pngLetter To 4th Circuit on Standing HOT

Letter to Fourth Circuit advising the Court of the Supreme Court's decision in the census case on standing

Latest News

Maryland Shall Issue has joined the AGC!


MSI is now an AGC club!


Maryland Shall Issue, inc. is proud to announce that it has formally joined the Associated Gun Clubs of Baltimore (AGC) as an Associated Club. Therefore, anyone who is a current member of MSI in good standing is eligible to purchase an AGC range badge upon completion of a range safety orientation. This is an important benefit for members as the AGC range is one of the finest shooting facilities on the East Coast. 

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Whalen v Handgun Permit Review Board Argued Before the Maryland Court of Special Appeals

In this case, the appellant, Holmes Whalen, was denied a carry permit by the Maryland State Police and that denial was sustained by the Handgun Permit Review Board.  Mr. Whalen challenged that denial in circuit court, contending Maryland's "good and substantial reason" requirement for a carry permit was unconstitutional and that prior Maryland precedent have been superseded by subsequent Supreme Court holdings. 

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Contact Info

Headquarters:

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

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