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Whether you're traveling interstate, have recently moved, or are a long-time resident, knowing your specific state's gun laws is an important part of gun ownership.

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Wednesday, February 9, 2022

Maryland: Rising Homicides Demonstrate Gun Control Failure

Maryland State Police have released the state crime statistics from 2021, and unsurprisingly, homicides and shootings have continued ...

Monday, February 7, 2022

Maryland: Wear and Carry Preliminary Approval Legislation Scheduled for Committee Consideration

On Tuesday, February 8th, the Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee is scheduled to consider pro-gun legislation, Senate Bill 338.

Wednesday, February 2, 2022

Maryland: Queen Anne's Co. Proposing to Restrict Shooting Ranges

On February 10th, the Queen Anne's County Planning Commission is considering imposing one-size-fits-all restrictions on where shooting ranges ...

Tuesday, January 11, 2022

Maryland: 2022 Legislative Session Convenes Today

Today, January 12th, the Maryland General Assembly begins the 2022 legislative session. Once again, anti-gun lawmakers will seek ...

Thursday, August 19, 2021

Federal Judge Upholds Maryland Handgun Licensing Scheme

On Thursday, a federal judge upheld a Maryland law requiring anyone seeking to obtain a handgun to first ...

Tuesday, April 13, 2021

Maryland: General Assembly Adjourns Sine Die

Yesterday, the General Assembly adjourned sine die from its 2021 session. During this session, strong efforts by NRA ...

Friday, April 9, 2021

Maryland: Bill Hijacked to Become Anti-Gun

Back in March, we reported that three bills to severely restrict Maryland’s centuries-old practice of home-building firearms for personal use ...

Thursday, April 8, 2021

Maryland: Montgomery County Passes Restrictions on Home-Built Firearms

On Tuesday, the Montgomery County Council unanimously passed Bill 4-21 to place unnecessary restrictions on Maryland’s centuries-old practice ...

Thursday, March 25, 2021

Maryland Bill Crossover Deadline Passes

Monday, March 22nd, was the deadline for bills to cross over from their chamber of origin. As such, ...

Friday, February 12, 2021

Maryland: General Assembly Overrides Vetoes of Private Transfer Bans

Yesterday, the Maryland House of Delegates voted to override Governor Larry Hogan’s veto of House Bill 4 after ...


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