Maryland 2A Defense Fund

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As you may be aware, the 2023 Maryland General Assembly passed several new bills that impact your ability to carry and own firearms in the State of Maryland, in particular Senate Bill 1 (also known as SB1) and House Bill 824 (also known as HB824). In reaction to both of these bills being signed by Maryland Governor Wes Moore, the NRA along with Maryland State Rifle and Pistol Association has filed a lawsuit in the United States District Court for the District of Maryland for declaratory and injunctive relief (Kipke v. Moore).

The key provisions of each bill are:

Senate Bill 1 – Criminal Law – Wearing, Carrying, or Transporting Firearms – Restrictions (Gun Safety Act of 2023)

  1. Carry permit holders’ handguns must be carried concealed under or within clothing.
  2. Firearms must be in a locked container when transported in a motor vehicle.
  3. For persons with permits to wear and carry a handgun; the handguns must be transported within the limitations imposed under §5-307 of Public Safety Article.
  4. Many public locations are now restricted areas where firearms are prohibited unless posted otherwise by the owner (churches, schools, restaurants, government buildings/properties, etc.)

House Bill 824 – Public Safety – Regulated Firearms – Possession and Permits to Carry, Wear,

  1. Adds a wide range of circumstances & offenses which will prohibit the possession of regulated firearms.
  2. Increases the cost of original permits & permit renewals.
  3. Greatly expands the training requirements for a wear and carry permit.
  4. Adds additional offenses which will prohibit a person from obtaining a carry permit.

Both of these bills are scheduled to become effective on October 1, 2023.

The National Rifle Association of America considers its partnerships with individual State Associations a solid foundation for the defense of our Second Amendment rights. Although affiliated with the NRA, State Associations are independent and self-sufficient—each representing the collective voice of the community it serves. Every State Association also serves as a valuable resource of information regarding NRA activities carried on at the state level. NRA provides assistance and support, but outside of a few guidelines, State Associations forge their own paths according to the needs of their members. Additionally, State Associations are encouraged to tap into NRA’s vast resources to achieve success.

In order to help fund this lawsuit and any that will arise in the future, we have established the Maryland State Rifle and Pistol 2A Defense Fund. We encouraging all members and those who care about preserving the Second Amendment in Maryland to donate. You can mail in your donations to

MSRPA 2A Defense Fund
341 Whitfield Rd.
Catonsville, MD 21228-1808

You can also donate using the form below


All donations to MSRPA will be used for lawsuits brought on behalf of the residents of the state of Maryland. Please note that these deductions are not tax deductible.