With the end of the General Assembly Session on April 10, 2017, things have settled down to the usual dull roar instead of the frantic scramble that existed at the end of the Session. However, things are still happening. On May 11, 2017, two big cases are set to be considered by the Supreme Court at Conference.
Sine Die (midnight, April 10) has come and gone and the 2017 Session of the General Assembly is over. Thankfully. The forces of logic and sense actually did pretty well, considering what was at stake. My thanks go out to the folks and leadership at NRA-ILA, the Maryland State Rifle and Pistol Association, 2A Maryland, the AGC, the Western Maryland Sportsmen's Coalition and the Maryland Hunting Coalition. We all contributed. But most of all I want to thank our membership and others, who stood up and were counted with time, testimony, emails, calls, support, and signs. Thank you for your passion! It is a bond that we all share.
There may come a time when you need an attorney knowledgeable in firearm law. It could be for something relatively simple like a gun trust, handling transfers between family members, or a much more urgent need, a case of self-defense. As a responsible gun owner, you should consider building a relationship with an attorney before their services are needed. Views and opinions on various legal matters and laws are extremely common on the Internet, and members of law enforcement may be familiar with some things. Do not rely on such informal sources. Even law enforcement officers are often wrong on the law. The safest approach for whatever you need is to build a relationship with a competent attorney.
MSI joins with the NRA and other Maryland 2A organizations in urging our members and all who care about the Second Amendment to come out and stand up for your 2A rights on Wednesday, March 8th in Annapolis!
There are a lot of gun-related bills that will be heard, some bad some good, but there are two especially bad bills for which we need your presence in Annapolis to help fight! We need everyone who is able to come out, numbers matter!