We FIGHT for Gun Owner RIGHTS
The Maryland State Rifle and Pistol Association (MSRPA) is the flagship Gun Rights organization in and for the State of Maryland. The objective is to continue to develop new activists with numerous individual skills who will help us bring Maryland into line with the rest of the states which have made strong gains in protecting the Right to Keep and Bear Arms
MSRPA Raffle tickets for an M1 Garand are available for $10.00 each.
Only 500 tickets printed. Winning ticket will be drawn after all the tickets have been sold. If interested, please contact the treasurer (email@example.com) or send a check for the number of tickets you want and a self-addressed stamped envelope (SASE) to: MSRPA M1 Garand Raffle 341 Whitfield Rd. Catonsville, MD 21228. Please remember to enclose the self-addressed stamped envelope (SASE) so we can get the tickets back to you!
Why should I join the State Association?
The NATIONAL Rifle Association sponsors and sanctions National Competitions, and defends your rights in Washington, DC.
The STATE Association sponsors and sanctions local competitions in Maryland, and defends your rights in Maryland
MSRPA organizes and conducts state championship matches in all shooting disciplines
MSRPA promotes the establishment of safe shooting ranges and hunting lands.
MSRPA sponsors the official Maryland State Rifle Team and the Maryland State Pistol Team.
MSRPA promotes hunting and emphasizes safety and hunter education.
MSRPA develops, promotes, funds and maintains active and ongoing Junior Programs.
MSRPA is fully affiliated with the Director of Civilian Marksmanship and the National Board for the Promotion of Rifle Practice.
MSRPA Files Suit to Challenge Maryland Carry Permit Laws
**FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE**
Annapolis, MD—The Maryland State Rifle & Pistol Association (MSRPA) announced that it has filed a lawsuit today challenging the State of Maryland’s restrictions on carrying handguns outside the home.
“Barring ordinary citizens from carrying a handgun outside the home for self-defense is a violation of our Second Amendment rights,” said Jeff Andrews, president of the MSPRA.
Maryland currently requires law-abiding citizens to demonstrate a “good and substantial reason” for obtaining a handgun carry permit. That means that ordinary citizens who wish to carry a handgun for self-defense must submit evidence proving that they have suffered recent threats of attack or previous assaults. Earlier judicial decisions have upheld Maryland’s permitting scheme, but a 2017 ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit struck down a similar Washington, DC, holding that the District of Columbia can no longer demand that their citizens establish a “good reason” before being issuing concealed carry permits.
“By confining firearm carry permits to the tiny percentage of Maryland residents who can demonstrate a documented, specific threat, Maryland has banned most Marylanders from carrying firearms for self-defense,” said Andrews. “That right is just as important to ordinary Maryland citizens when they are commuting or grocery shopping as it is when they are at home.”
The National Rifle Association is cooperating with MSRPA as the challenge moves forward.
“This lawsuit is only possible thanks to the guidance and support of the NRA,” Andrews concluded.
If you have been denied your right to carry due to “lack of good cause” within the last 12 months, please send your information to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Regulated Firearm Purchase Application Process Goes On-Line January 1st
As part of Maryland State Police efforts to improve customer service, the process of applying to purchase a regulated firearm is moving from paper forms filled out by hand, to an on-line automated system expected to increase efficiency and improve the process for both customers and firearms dealers.