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Range Safety Orientation for AGC Badge Eligibility
Sunday, July 11, 2021, 10:00am - 12:00pm
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Sign up for the Orientation at: https://tinyurl.com/walk-msi

https://www.marylandshallissue.org/jmain/about-us/agc-range-badge-eligibility

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. 


While MSI members may use their membership for badge renewal, we encourage our members who already belong to one of the many clubs that comprise the AGC to maintain that membership and continue supporting that club. AGC clubs are absolutely necessary to promote the growth of the shooting sports in Maryland and they deserve your support. We are honored and grateful to have been welcomed by the clubs at the AGC and are looking forward to working together to promote Marylanders’ rights and the responsibilities that come along with them.

About the AGC

The Associated Gun Clubs of Baltimore, Inc. was formed on July 1, 1944 when a number of World War II veterans in the Baltimore, Maryland area began looking for a place for recreational and competitive shooting. They organized with several other Baltimore area shooting clubs to form the “AGC”.

The AGC range facility is located on sixty acres in northwest Baltimore County, at the junction of Marriottsville Road and Wards Chapel Road (see Directions).

The range offers all clubs’ members, their families and guests a safe, maintained, and clean location to enjoy the shooting sports year round.

The AGC offers a 50yd pistol range, 100yd rifle and pistol range, 200yd hi-power range, action shooting bays, trap shooting, and more.

You can read more about the AGC and their facilities HERE

How do I get a Range Badge?

To obtain a range badge as a MSI member, a person must attend a Range Safety Orientation and participate in a walk-through of the AGC Range facilitates (a 2-3 hour process) conducted by a Certified Club Instructor and agree to follow and obey AGC Range Rules. Members need only present an MSI membership card (printed e-mail receipt of your membership purchase or printout from your account page works too), participate in the AGC orientation course and pay the appropriate Range Badge Fee to the AGC. Additional information about range badges can be found HERE and more information about the AGC can be found HERE.

MSI is now offering range orientations! You can sign up at https://tinyurl.com/MSIAGCwalk

The AGC will accept a printed receipt of your membership or display showing your membership. You can do this from your account page, or by showing your MSI confirmation email. If you do not have your MSI membership card for one reason or another, please send an email to with subject, “Membership Card,” requesting a new card. Please include your current mailing address and we will send you another as soon as possible.

Location 11518 Marriottsville Road Marriottsville, MD 21104

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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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On June 16, 2021, we filed an emergency motion for partial summary judgment on three of our counts against Montgomery County's enactment of Bill 4-21. The motion seeks to enjoin the County from enforcing their new illegal laws which will go into effect on July 16th without action from the Court. Find the motion HERE and the memorandum in support HERE. As we have stated previously, we will not sit idle while politicians make criminals of ordinary and law-abiding residents. You can learn more and find updates about this case at tinyurl.com/msivmoco.

Taking these challenges is not possible without your support! Consider becoming a member of MSI, donating, or wearing MSI apparel or picking up our accessories.

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Contact Info

Mailing Address:

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

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