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
The Anti-2A Legislators Pull The Gloves Off
Legislative Update – February 9, 2019
The anti-2A legislators in the Maryland General Assembly have decided that this year is a good year for a full on assault on our natural rights. While they have placated a large portion of the Maryland firearms community over the years with promises of “we don’t want your hunting guns”, the bills introduced this year show that to be the complete lie we have been warning about. We need ACTION and we need it NOW. The other side wants nothing more than the power that comes from shunning an entire segment of the population simply because we stand on principles they find abhorrent. Regardless of how you feel, regardless of whether you think they will listen or not, you must reach out to your Delegates and Senator to ensure your voice is heard. This year is the attack on purchasing of any firearms, banning of homemade firearms, and making it a crime if your loved one uses your firearm to defend themselves when you are not around. If we do not stop this attack this year, who knows how far they will want to push next year.
The Maryland State Rifle and Pistol Association will stand, once again, in strong defense of Constitutional Rights in front of the General Assembly to ensure the voices of law-abiding firearms owners are represented. Please see our Legislation Tracker for ready reference to current bill status and our positions on the issues presented.
Please consider supporting our organization with your membership using the “Join Now” button at the top of the page.
Michael J. Doherty
2nd Vice President – Legislative Affairs
Announcing a Bullseye ClinicThe Twelfth Precinct Pistol Club and Anne Arundel Fish & Game Association are jointly hosting an introductory bullseye pistol clinic at The Twelfth Precinct Pistol Club in Harwood, Maryland on April 27-28, 2019. This clinic will teach you everything you need to know to get started in the great sport of bullseye pistol shooting.
at the Great American Outdoor Show
NRA Range Experience
February 2-10, 2019
Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.
For additional information and available volunteer hours, please contact Brett Simon at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Check out this Brand New “Precision Shooters Dream” Winner Take All Raffle hosted by Baltimore County Friends of NRA!
One Lucky winner will win a… Ruger Precision .338 Lapua- Ruger Precision 6.5 creed moor- Ruger Precision Rim fire .22
Tickets are $99 each ONLY 100 will be Sold. Drawing to be held when all 100 tickets are Sold. Purchase Tickets Here.
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 Maryland Carry Lawsuit Update
Malpasso v. Pallozzi
On October 15, 2018, the United States District Court for the District of Maryland
granted Maryland’s Motion to Dismiss in Malpasso v. Pallozzi, our case fighting Maryland’s restrictive policies on the issuance of carry permits for handguns. As we anticipated, the District Court was bound under precedent from the Woollard case to find against our filing.
The next step of the case took place on November 13, 2018 when our attorneys filed notice with the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit of our intention to appeal this decision. At this point, we are back to a “wait and see” situation. The next steps are the filings of briefs from both sides, along with the potential filings of amicus briefs from other interested parties. There are specific dates for when filings must occur, but there is no corresponding deadline for when the Fourth Circuit must issue a decision/opinion.
We anticipate this will be a long process, so patience is the order of the day. We will provide updates as the situation warrants. Thank you for your time and support with this important court case.