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pdf0Testimony in Support of SB672, SB674, and HB914 HOT
pdf1Testimony in Support of SB881 HOT
pdf2Testimony in Support of SB880 HOT
pdf3MSI Testimony in Opposition to HB910 and SB958 HOT
pdf4MSI Testimony in Support of SB506 HOT
pdf5MSI Testimony in Opposition to SB816 and HB1257 HOT
pdf6MSI Testimony in Opposition to HB636 and SB646 HOT
pdf7MSI Testimony in Opposition to SB422 HOT
pdf8MSI Testimony in Opposition to SB968 and HB1160 HOT
pdf9The 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

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pdf10MSI Testimony on HB 302 private schools HOT

MSI testimony in opposition to Hb 302 on private schools

pdf11MSI 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

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pdf12MSI 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

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pdf13MSI 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).

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pdf14MSI 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

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pdf15MSI Testimony in Opposition to HB35 HOT

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

pdf16MSI Testimony on SB 55 HOT

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

pdf17MSI Testimony on SB 55 HOT

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

pdf18MSI 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

pdf192020 MGA - MSI Testimony on HB4 HOT

MSI Testimony in opposition to HB4

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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Maryland Shall Issue®, Inc.
9613 Harford Rd
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