House Gun Bill Day - March 6, 2018

MSI is urging our members and all who care about firearms rights to come out to Annapolis on Tuesday, March 6, 2018! This is gun bill day in the House of Delegates. No rally or formal hosted event is planned. So far 38 bills are scheduled for this day.

If you can, please make an effort to show your presence in Annapolis. There are a lot of 2A-related bills this year. If you can't attend, please try to visit your Delegate.  At a minimum, please let your Delegate know your views on these bills.  It doesn't have to be all the bills.  Please remember that civility in all communications is essential.

Resources:

Location:

House Office Building, 6 Bladen St., Annapolis, Maryland,

Times:

11:00 AM - Written testimony needs to be submitted on site by this time

12:30 PM- Oral testimony sign-up cutoff

1:00 PM - The hearing begins

This will probably go well into the evening, and maybe later.

In the past they have allowed people to testify who were not signed up, so if you can’t make the early times that does not necessarily mean you can’t testify. If you want someone to sign you up, please contact us at and we will do our best to get you signed up.


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.

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