Maryland Shall Issue
    Self Defense Is A Civil Right

    Maryland Shall Issue® is an all volunteer, non-partisan organization dedicated to the preservation and advancement of gun owners' rights in Maryland.

     

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    HQL 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

    Please consider supporting MSI's and its all volunteer membership's efforts, on your behalf, by joining and/or donating to our shared cause.

     

     

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    Self Defense Is A Civil Right

    Maryland Shall Issue® is an all volunteer, non-partisan organization dedicated to the preservation and advancement of gun owners' rights in Maryland. It seeks to educate the community about the right of self-protection, the safe handling of firearms, and the responsibility that goes with carrying a firearm in public.

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    Upcoming Events

     

    Our upcoming events include the following, for more information please contact us.

    26Sep2020
    4 Days to go@ 12:00am

    MSI Annual Meeting


    2Oct2020
    11 Days to go@ 1:00pm

    MSI, Chantilly gun show 2-4 Oct


    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.

    Maryland Shall Issue will continue to fight for the interests and rights of its members and the public, but to do so requires resources and your help. Consider joining or donating to MSI.

    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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    Web:   www.marylandshallissue.org