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Maryland: General Assembly Adjourns Sine Die

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 and its members, along with state affiliate Maryland State Rifle & Pistol Association, ensured that no new gun control passed.

Senate Bill 624, and companion House Bill 638, along with House Bill 1291, were considered essentially dead when they failed to meet the deadline to cross over from their chambers of origin. These bills would have severely restricted the centuries-old practice of home-building firearms for personal use, by imposing requirements that exceed federal law. Anti-gun delegates in the House then hijacked NRA “A” rated Senator Michael Hough’s Senate Bill 190, which had previously passed the Senate, by inserting language from those likely dead bills. They failed to pass the hijacked version of the bill.

Anti-gun legislators were also unable to pass House Bill 175, to require vaguely defined “ammunition vendors” to conduct federal NICS background checks on prospective recipients of ammunition, and Senate Bill 479, along with its companion House Bill 200, to require firearms be made unavailable for self-defense by imposing one-size-fits-all storage requirements. These bills were successfully stopped before the crossover deadline.

Unfortunately, these anti-gun delegates also prevented the House from passing Senate Bill 309, despite it having received unanimous approval from the Senate. Sponsored by Sen. Hough, SB 309 would have allowed an applicant to obtain preliminary approval for a wear and carry permit before obtaining the required training. This would have allowed individuals to know whether or not they can obtain a permit prior to spending time and money on the required training, only to be arbitrarily denied.

NRA will be back in Annapolis for the 2022 legislative session. Please stay tuned to www.nraila.org and your email inbox for further updates.


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Thursday, May 6, 2021

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Louisiana: Constitutional Carry Bills Have Now Passed Both Legislative Chambers

Wednesday, May 5, 2021

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Biden Goes All in On Calls for Extreme Gun Control

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Monday, May 3, 2021

Biden Goes All in On Calls for Extreme Gun Control

President Biden dropped any pretense at “moderation” in his first address to a joint session of Congress since assuming the presidency.

Leaked ATF Rule Would Upend Firearm Industry

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Monday, April 26, 2021

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On April 20th, The Reload, published what appears to be a leaked draft of an ATF proposed rule.

South Carolina AG Wilson Wins Against Columbia Gun Control

Wednesday, May 5, 2021

South Carolina AG Wilson Wins Against Columbia Gun Control

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Guide To The Interstate Transportation Of Firearms

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Thursday, January 1, 2015

Guide To The Interstate Transportation Of Firearms

CAUTION: Federal and state firearms laws are subject to frequent change. This summary is not to be considered as legal advice or a restatement of law.

South Carolina: Constitutional Carry Amendment Fails

Wednesday, May 5, 2021

South Carolina: Constitutional Carry Amendment Fails

Today, the Senate debated adding a constitutional carry amendment to House Bill 3094, the open carry bill. Unfortunately, the amendment failed to be adopted. 

ATF Proposed Rule a Blatant Attack on American Gun Industry

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Saturday, May 8, 2021

ATF Proposed Rule a Blatant Attack on American Gun Industry

Two weeks ago we reported on a leaked document that appeared to be a new ATF proposed rule to amend several key definitions in federal firearm regulations

Vermont: Amendment Poses Legal Jeopardy for Citizens Engaged in Self-Defense

Friday, May 7, 2021

Vermont: Amendment Poses Legal Jeopardy for Citizens Engaged in Self-Defense

Legislation introduced this session to address policing took a turn for the worse recently.  It was amended in the Senate and now represents a striking blow to citizens’ right to self-defense. 

South Carolina: Senate Passes Open Carry With Free CWP Amendment

Friday, May 7, 2021

South Carolina: Senate Passes Open Carry With Free CWP Amendment

Yesterday, the Senate voted 28-16 to pass House Bill 3094, the open carry bill. Though the constitutional carry amendment failed, the Senate did manage to adopt an amendment to eliminate the fee for a Concealed Weapons Permit (CWP). ...

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