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pdf0Brief of Appellants Final HOT

Filed in the 4th circuit. 

pdf1Appendix to the Brief of Appellants in bump stock case HOT

Appendix to the brief of appellants in MSI v. Hogan bump stock case

pdf2Appendix to the Brief of Appellants in bump stock case HOT

Appendix to brief

pdf4Reply in support of SJ Motion HQL Suit HOT

Plaintiffs' reply in support of motion for summary judgment and in opposition to the State's motion for summary judgment in the HQL litigation.

pdf5Testimony on SB 860 Transfers HOT

Testimony on SB 860 (2018 General Assembly) on transfers

pdf6Opposition to State Motion to Dismiss HOT

Opposition of Plaintiffs to State's motion to dismiss in Hulbert v. Pope, et al.

pdf7NYC Transport Case Petition HOT

Petition for Cert in NYSRPA v. NYC, No. 18-280 (Sct)

pdf8District Court Decision in Maloney v Rice - NY's Prohibition on Nunchaku HOT

District Court strikes NY's prohibition on Nunchaku. Yes, NY banned two sticks attached via chain or rope...

pdf9SB707 RTFA - NOTICE OF APPEAL 120618 HOT

Notice of Appeal to the United States Circuit Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.

pdf10Petition For Extreme Risk Protection Order HOT

"RED FLAG" - PETITION FOR EXTREME RISK

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pdf11Takings Decision HOT

District Court decision dismissing MSI's Takings Complaint

pdf12Southern Maryland Meet-up & Seminar HOT
pdf13Maryland Defense Act HOT

Attorney General Frosh's Maryland Defense Act 2017 Report

pdf14AG Report on MD Def. Act HOT

Frosh's AG Report on Maryland Defense Act of 2017

pdf15Everytown Amicus Brief in support of State HOT

Everytown Brief

pdf16HQL Opp. to State Motion for SJ and Motion For SJ HOT

HQL suit.  Plaintiffs' Motion for SJ and Opposition to the State's Motion for SJ

pdf18Motion for a PI Bump Stock HOT

Motion for a Preliminary Injunction in Bump Stocks case

pdf19SB707 RTFA - Order Setting Hearing on Motion HOT

Order Setting Hearing on Motion

Latest News

US Supreme Court Orders Response from MD Attorney General Brian Frosh in "Assault Weapon" Ban Challenge

On January 14, the Supreme Court ordered the Maryland Attorney General to file a response to the petition for certiorari filed by plaintiffs in Bianchi v. Frosh, No. 21-901. In that case, plaintiffs are challenging Maryland's "assault weapon" ban as unconstitutional.

That order means, at the minimum, that at least one Justice on the Court wants a response. It also likely means that the Court will hold this petition pending a decision in NYSRPA v. Bruen, No. 20-843, in which the Supreme Court is considering the constitutionality of New York's "good cause" requirement for carry permits. Holding Bianchi would be consistent with the hold that the Court has apparently placed on the petition filed in the New Jersey "large-capacity magazine" case, ANJRPC v. Bruck, No. 20-1507. The petition in that case has been pending in the Supreme Court since April of 2021. All of this is good news. A decision in Bruen this Spring may mean that the Court will thereafter vacate the lower court decisions in both Bianchi and ANJRPC and remand for further consideration in light of Bruen. At least, we hope that is the outcome.

The Dangers of Maryland's Carry Laws

On August 12, 2021, Maryland's highest court, the Court of Appeals, ruled that a violation of Md. Criminal Law § 4-203(a)(1)(i) is a strict liability crime. Put simply, if one has a handgun on or about them and is not authorized to do so, they are guilty of violating the law. The case is Lawrence v. State, 471 Md. 101 (2021).

Section 4-203 is the statute that broadly prohibits the wear, carry, or transport of handguns within the State. Specifically, § 4-203(a)(1)(i) states:

 (a)    (1)    Except as provided in subsection (b) of this section, a person may not:

            (i)    wear, carry, or transport a handgun, whether concealed or open, on or about the person;

There are a few exceptions to this ban (found in subsection (b) of Section 4-203), such as one having a Maryland Wear and Carry Permit, possession in the home or business (by the business owner), or when transporting an unloaded handgun (kept in an enclosed case or enclosed holster) between a gun shop and one's residence or from their residence to a gun range. But, outside these sharply limited exceptions set out in subsection (b), the passage above otherwise broadly criminalizes having a pistol on (or about) the person. 

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