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
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
Maryland General Assembly - 2018
The 2018 Session of the Maryland General Assembly gaveled in at noon 10JAN2018. Your MSRPA legislative team will be hard at work defending our rights from further encroachments and supporting positive 2nd Amendment legislation.
There are several bills that were prefiled before the session began that we are already tracking through the process.
- House Bill 29 (Delegate Rey) / Senate Bill 27 (Senator Hough): Cross-filed bills advocating for placing the training requirement for a Handgun Wear & Carry Permit after a preliminary approval is received for the permit from the Maryland State Police. Our Position: Support.
- Senate Bill 74 (Senator Ramirez): A bill to ban bump stocks and other firearms accessories that “increase the rate of fire” of designated firearms. Our Position: Oppose.
- Senate Bill 99 (Senator Norman): A bill to codify personal protection and/or self-defense as a valid “good and substantial” reasons for the issuance of a Handgun Wear & Carry Permit. Our Position: Support.