Gun Case Tracker
This tracker features briefs, orders, and statuses of important gun-related litigation from around the country, including MSI's.
Generously provided and maintained by Rob Romano at 2Aupdates and Firearms Policy Coalition.
Maryland Shall Issue, Inc. Litigation
Maryland Shall Issue Inc, et al. v. Anne Arundel County (1st Amendment, Firearms Dealers Requirements) - United States District Court for the District Court of Maryland Case# 1:22-cv-00865
Maryland Shall Issue Inc, et al. v. Anne Arundel County (Pre-Emption, Firearms Dealers Requirements) - Circuit Court for Anne Arundel County, MD Case# C-02-CV-22-000217
Maryland Shall Issue Inc et al. v. Montgomery County (Pre-Emption, Privately-made firearms, Carry Prohibitions) - Circuit Court for Montgomery County, MD Case# 485899-V
In the Matter of Edward Whalen, No. C-03-CV-21-000853 (Balt. Co Cir.Ct) - Challenging applicant's denial of a permit for lack of "good and substantial reason." This case had been held in abeyance by Baltimore County Circuit Court pending the outcome in Bruen. See the newly filed Petitioner's Motion for Summary Reversal HERE. Notice of Supplemental Authorities HERE.
Call v Jones III (Carry Permits) - United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit Case# 21-1334
Hulbert v Pope (1st Amendment, Unlawful Arrest) - United States District Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit Case# 21-1608
Maryland Shall Issue Inc, et al. v Hogan (Handgun Qualification License) - United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit Case# 21-2017
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Maryland Shall Issue v Hogan (2018 SB707, RFTA takings) - Fourth Circuit upheld MD's takings of personally held property (bump stocks, binary triggers, etc...) without just compensation - Cert Denied by US Supreme Court
Whalen v Handgun Permit Review Board (Good and substantial reason) - MD Court of Special Appeals Case# CSA-REG-2431-2018 - Dismissed
Kolbe v Hogan ("Assault Weapons," magazine capacity restrictions) - Fourth Circuit upheld MD's weapons and magazine bans, Cert Denied by US Supreme Court
John Doe, et al vs Marcus L Brown, et al (Maryland State Police mishandling of personal data) - Circuit Court for Anne Arundel County Case# 02-C-13-181857 - Voluntarily dismissed
Doe, et al vs Brown, et al - Circuit Court for Baltimore County Case# 03-C-13-005388 - Dismissed
MSI Amicus Filings
District of Columbia v. Heller (2008) - Supreme Court of the United States Case# 07-290
AMICUS BRIEF OF GUN OWNERS OF AMERICA, ET AL. IN SUPPORT OF RESPONDENT
McDonald v. City of Chicago (2010) - Supreme Court of the United States Case# 08-1521
AMICUS BRIEF OF GUN OWNERS OF AMERICA, ET AL. IN SUPPORT OF PETITIONERS
Holloway v Rosen (2021) - Supreme Court of the United States Case# 20-782
AMICUS BRIEF OF MONTANA SHOOTING SPORTS ASSOCIATION IN SUPPORT OF PETITIONER
The Modern Sportsman, LLC v United States of America (2021) - United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit Case# 20-1107
AMICUS BRIEF OF MARYLAND SHALL ISSUE, INC., IN SUPPORT OF APPELLANTS AND REVERSAL
New York State Rifle and Pistol Association v. Bruen (2022) - Supreme Court of the United States Case# 20-843
AMICUS BRIEF OF SECOND AMENDMENT FOUNDATION, ET AL. IN SUPPORT OF PETITIONERS AND REVERSAL
Non-MSI Cases of Interest in Maryland
Snowden v. Handgun Permit Review Board, 413 A.2d 295, 45 Md.App. 464 (Md. App. 1980) - Upholding a reading of "good and substantial reason" to mean that the applicant bears the burden of demonstrating specifically why they need to carry a handgun more than their personal anxiety or say-so
Scherr v. Handgun Permit Review Board, 163 Md.App. 417, 880 A.2d 1137 (Md. App. 2005) - Re-affirming the Court of Special Appeals' prior holdings in Snowden, and additionally rejecting 2nd Amendment arguments in support of the right to keep and bear arms
Williams v. State, 417 Md. 479, 10 A.3d 1167 (Md. 2011) - Holding that regulations on carrying firearms outside the home are "outside of the scope of the Second Amendment, as articulated in Heller and McDonald"
Woollard v. Gallagher, 712 F.3d 865 (4th Cir. 2013) - US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit upheld MD's "good and substantial reason" requirement for wear and carry permit eligibility, Cert Denied by US Supreme Court
Lawrence v. State, 475 Md. 384, 257 A.3d 588 (Md. 2021) (Prohibition on wear, carry, transport of handguns - Mens Rea) - Maryland Court of Appeals rules that a violation of Md. Criminal Law § 4-203(a)(1)(i) is a strict liability crime