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pdf.pngMSI Testimony in Opposition to SB422 HOT
pdf.pngMSI Testimony in Opposition to SB968 and HB1160 HOT
pdf.pngThe Modern Sportsman LLC v US - AMICUS BRIEF OF MARYLAND SHALL ISSUE, INC., IN SUPPORT OF APPELLANTS AND REVERSAL HOT

Amicus Brief filed by Maryland Shall Issue, INC.
Case No. 20-1107 - In The United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

pdf.pngMSI Testimony on HB 302 private schools HOT

MSI testimony in opposition to Hb 302 on private schools

pdf.pngMSI Testimony in Opposition to SB208 HOT

The bill (as well as its cross-filed bill HB4) would add a wholly new set of restrictions on temporary and permanent long gun “transfers” which would be defined in an extremely broad manner. The bills would severely criminalize any non-compliance with its many and highly complex new restrictions. The bills would effectively eviscerate loans of guns between law-abiding individuals, including fellow hunters and effectively destroy the market value of countless gun collections, as their sales would be all but banned.

pdf.pngMSI Testimony in Support of SB198 HOT

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, HB265, SB156, and SB327 HOT

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 HOT

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 HOT

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

pdf.pngMSI Testimony on SB 55 HOT

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

pdf.pngMSI Testimony on SB 55 HOT

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

pdf.pngMSI Testimony on SB 39 HOT

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 HOT

MSI Testimony in opposition to HB4

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

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 HOT

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.

Latest News

Handgun Qualification License ON TRIAL!

We are pleased that the court of appeals has allowed this important Second Amendment challenge to the Maryland Handgun Qualification License (HQL) to proceed to the merits.  We look forward to further proceedings in District Court.

You can read the opinion from the US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit HERE

Court Uphold's MD's Taking of Rapid Fire Trigger Activators

 

In a sharply split, 2-1 decision, a panel of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit has held that Maryland may ban the possession of "Rapid Fire Trigger Activators" by existing owners without paying just compensation under Fifth Amendment or the Maryland Constitution.  The majority ruled that no just compensation was owed to existing, lawful owners because the ban “does not require owners of rapid fire trigger activators to turn them over to the Government or to a third party.”  In short, as far as this majority is concerned, the State is free to ban the possession of any personal property without paying just compensation unless the State puts the property into its own pocket or the pocket of a third party.  If that is the law, then no personal property, of any kind, is safe from the grasping clutches of the General Assembly.  For example, the State could ban possession of your existing car and not pay a dime.  The dissenting opinion ably demolishes the majority's reasoning.  Needless to say, we will be seeking further review.

You can read the ruling HERE.  Stay tuned.

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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
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