• Getting Involved

Getting Involved

MSI is a grassroots all-volunteer organization.  Only with your help can we continue to fight for your 2A rights in Maryland. There are many ways to get involved including the following:
  • Volunteering at gun shows and events
  • Participating in the legislative sessions each year
  • Contacting/writing to your representatives in state and federal congressional seats
  • Creating and reviewing content for our website and social media outlets
  • Serve as an officer or board member
  • Participate in one of our many committees (tech, events, membership, etc.)
  • Contributing in other ways with your own expertise
 If you’d like to get involved but not sure where to start, contact us by filling in your information and an MSI officer or committee lead will contact you shortly.


Q: How much time do I need to commit to each month?

A: We look for any level of support you are willing to offer.  Of course there are some commitments that require a regular involvement of time but our volunteers participate at many levels.

Q: I’m not very outgoing. Can I help out behind the scenes?

A: Of course!  There are many ways to help out that do not involve face time with the public.  

Q: I have a skill in a very specific area such as accounting. Is there a place for me to help out?

A: As an all volunteer organization, we rely on the skills of our members to keep things moving and we welcome all skills.

Q: How do I get involved?

A: Simple - just send an email to events at marylandshallissue with a .org and we'll get you all set up.

Q: Do I need an MSI shirt at events?

A: No.  If you do have one, by all means wear it.  If you have a similar color blue shirt it would be nice, but not necessary.

Q: If I’m volunteering at a gun show, how do I get in?

A: This can vary a bit depending on location.  Generally, you just go to the "front desk" and tell them you're working for MSI and they will let you in, probably giving you a vendor badge or name tag.  Some venues want a list of names, this will be taken care of by the show coordinator.  You always get in free.  If you go out to get something to eat or you're coming back for another shift the next day, etc. hang on to the badge and just show it at the "front gate" to get back in.

Q: Do I need previous experience at events?

A: No.  We will always try to have at least one "experienced hand" there to show new volunteers the ropes.  If you have any questions beforehand, send an email to the show coordinator (events at marylandshallissue with a .org) and we'll help you out.

Q: What do volunteers do at the events such as gun shows?

A: Mostly, you just talk to people.  We have information brochures to give out, sign people up for a membership or our email list, and usually some "freebies" like MSI pencils and ballpoint pens, wrist bands, etc.  Offering a coloring book for kids is a great conversation starter.

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Contact Info


Maryland Shall Issue®, Inc. 1332 Cape St. Claire Rd #342 Annapolis
MD 21409

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