Why Choose MSI

Maryland Shall Issue® (MSI) 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. MSI is recognized by the IRS as a tax-exempt 501(c)(4) nonprofit organization.

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When it comes to owning firearms, Maryland is one of the most restrictive states in the country. MSI brings common sense to the debate through educating legislators and the general public with regard to:

  • Firearms ownership rights

  • Safety education

  • Self-protection education

  • Common sense gun laws

During each Maryland General Assembly session and throughout the year, MSI works
with lawmakers to craft sensible legislation and fights bills that impede firearms owners’ rights. MSI does not endorse political candidates, campaigns, or parties. Our outreach efforts increase the availability of materials on firearms safety and the laws surrounding guns in Maryland.



Learn more about our legislative efforts HERE

Learn more about our litigation HERE

What We Do

  • Challenge illegal or unconstitutional state, county, and local laws and ordinances

  • Provide expert testimony before the Maryland General Assembly and work with lawmakers to pass legislation that respects an individual's right to keep and bear arms

  • Educate the public about the right of self-protection, the safe handling of firearms, and the responsibilities of carrying a firearm in public

  • Monitor and oppose attempts to infringe upon gun owners’ rights, and inform the public of these actions

  • Empower Marylanders to participate in the lawmaking process by talking to their elected officials and testifying

  • Provide outreach and education online, at fairs, festivals, gun shows, town meetings, range events, and other public outings

 Interested in having MSI speak before your club or organization? Contact us HERE.

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Benefits of Membership

Membership rates are extremely affordable - a year's membership costs less than a box of ammo. 100% of your dues go directly to advocacy! In return for your membership and support of MSI, Student, General, Sustaining, and Executive members receive these benefits:

  • Assistance with applying for a Maryland Wear and Carry Permit

  • Invitations to quarterly Membership Meetings and other MSI events
  • Eligibility to acquire a Range Badge at the Associated Gun Clubs of Baltimore in Marriottsville, MD after a range safety orientation. More details HERE

  • Exclusive access to the MSI Discord Server to connect with other members

  • Regular updates and dispatches on developments affecting gun owners in Maryland

  • Members in good standing for two years become eligible to run for leadership and vote in MSI elections

Those generously willing to become Life Members are entitled to the same benefits as the other levels but will also receive a special engraved metal MSI Membership card and are able to vote in MSI elections without needing to be a member for two years.

Corporate Members gain all of the same benefits as General, Sustaining, and Executive Memberships, but also gain access to their own business directory page on MSI's website.

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Join today to promote and defend our Civil Rights here in Maryland!

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Latest News

Montgomery County Bill 21-22E is in Effect

It is now practically impossible for anyone other than active police officers and security guards to lawfully carry a firearm for personal defense in public within Montgomery County.


UPDATE 12/7/22:
MSI has moved for a Temporary Restraining Order and Preliminary Injunction against aspects of Bill 21-22E.
 
On 11/28/2022, Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich signed Bill 21-22E into law. The Bill goes into effect immediately. The Bill has now banned the possession, transport, sale or transfer of any firearm in countless locations across Maryland's most populous county. It is now legally very risky to carry a firearm in Montgomery County with a wear and carry permit. Bill 21-22E repealed the prior exemption for permit holders and then imposes its bans on a long list of locations, including within 100 yards of such locations.  It is simply impossible, as a practical matter, to possess and transport a firearm in the County in public with a wear and carry permit in compliance with the County's gun laws. That is because it is nearly impossible to move around the County without entering one or more of the many 100-yard exclusion zones enacted by Bill 21-22E. 

MSI Bill Tracker - 2023 Maryland General Assembly Regular Session

2023 Gun Bill Tracker Graphic

This tracker follows legislation and lawmakers in the Maryland General Assembly. It serves as an easily searchable gun and self-defense-related bill database for supporters of the right to keep and bear arms.

Share this tracker anywhere! tinyurl.com/guntracker
Key:
Red ❌= Oppose
Green ✅= Support
Light Green ✅= Support with Amendment
Blue ℹ️= Informational Testimony Only (provides knowledge for the committee on the bill without taking a position)
Gray = Position Pending or None Taken

HOW TO TESTIFY
MSI Guide - Tips For Your Testimony in the Maryland General Assembly

To Sign-up to testify, you MUST make a MyMGA Account!
DO SO HERE


Find your representatives HERE
Committee Contacts can be found HERE

Contact Info

Mailing Address:

Maryland Shall Issue®, Inc.
9613 Harford Rd
Ste C #1015
Baltimore, MD 21234-2150

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