Montgomery County Residents, YOUR VOICES ARE NEEDED

Bill 4-21 threatens every gun owner in Montgomery County. Your testimony against this bill is needed before the Montgomery County Council!

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The Montgomery County Council will hold a public hearing on Bill 4-21, "Weapons - Protection of Minors and Public Places - Restrictions Against Ghost Guns and Undetectable Guns" (bill text is HERE) on February 9th at 1:30pm (tentative date). Among other things, the bill would criminalize possession of gun parts virtually everywhere within the county, including your own home. It'd likewise penalize the possession of computer code and restrict what parents and other adults may teach or show their children. Current State law allows business owners and supervisory employees to possess a firearm at their business without a carry permit. Yet, this bill would ban that right completely, requiring these businessmen and women to obtain a carry permit just in order to possess any firearm (not merely a ghost gun) anywhere in their business premises.  We've seen a lot of bad and dangerous legislation over the years, but this is easily among the worst. For a more in-depth look at just how terrible this bill is, read our testimony against Bill 4-21 HERE.

MSI will not let this bill go unchallenged, but stopping the bill from becoming law requires individuals to step up and be heard. We cannot do this alone! It is imperative that the residents of Montgomery County tell the Council how this bill will affect their lives. SIGNUP TO TESTIFY HERE. Be sure to fill in your information, the hearing's date of 02/09/2021, and enter Bill 4-21 in the Hearing Topic field as pictured below.

 
You can either upload a document or record a video no longer than 3 minutes in length. The rules for submitting testimony are on the right-hand portion of the signup page. Don't assume that enactment is a foregone conclusion. Testify to persuade. Some tips:
  • Remember that you're an ambassador for the 2nd Amendment. Civility is a necessity. 
  • Briefly introduce yourself and where you're from.
  • Respectfully speak your mind.
  • Drive home how the bill personally affects you.
  • Use your personal experiences and expertise to advocate from positions of strength. 
  • If you are doing a video, dress in a manner appropriate for the occasion.
We will continue to keep everyone up-to-date on developments. If this bill becomes law, we will need individuals (residents of Montgomery County) who are willing to step forward and be plaintiffs in order to challenge it in court. For more information, email us at . Stay tuned.

Latest News

MSI Goes to the Supreme Court

    On December 21st, 2020, Maryland Shall Issue, Inc., filed a Petition for Writ of Certiorari before the Supreme Court of United States in Maryland Shall Issue, Inc et al. v Hogan. Read the petition HERE.

Update 12/29/2020: The Supreme Court has docketed the case. https://www.supremecourt.gov/Search.aspx?FileName=/docket/docketfiles/html/public/20-855.html

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New Challenge to Maryland's Handgun Carry Ban

     On behalf of our members, Maryland Shall Issue, Inc. is proud to announce that we’ve partnered with the Firearms Policy Coalition, the Second Amendment Foundation, and Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms in bringing a new legal challenge to Maryland’s unconstitutional ‘wear and carry’ permit requirements.


     The ‘good and substantial reason’ requirement for issuance of a permit imposed by Maryland law has long been used to effectively disqualify the vast majority of law-abiding Marylanders of their right to carry a handgun for the lawful purpose of self-defense. The time has come to end Maryland’s subjective and discriminatory law and regulations. The people of Maryland have a fundamental right to protect themselves in public.

Read the complaint
HERE
 
You can follow the case's progress HERE

Contact Info

Headquarters:

Maryland Shall Issue®, Inc.
9613 Harford Rd
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Baltimore, MD 21234-2150

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