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
Announcing a Bullseye Clinic
The 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.
2018 Maryland State
3 Position Smallbore Championship
September 22, 2018
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) 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 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.
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.