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Maryland: “Ghost Gun” Restriction Bill to go into Law without Governor’s Signature

Friday, April 8, 2022

Maryland: “Ghost Gun” Restriction Bill to go into Law without Governor’s Signature

Today, Maryland Governor Larry Hogan announced that he would not sign so-called “ghost gun” measure, Senate Bill 387.  Unfortunately, Governor Hogan is allowing the bill to go into law without his signature.  The law will go into effect on June 1st, 2022.  Hobbyists will have until March 1st, 2023 to address absent serial numbers on their firearms.

Senate Bill 387 is overly broad, and will end the centuries-old practice of individuals building lawful firearms for personal use. It prohibits transfer or possession of certain unfinished firearm parts that are not regulated under federal law, as well as firearms without serial numbers, with an exemption for pre-1968 firearms and antiques.

It requires anyone who wishes to keep their previously legal items, to have a Federal Firearms Licensee (FFL) apply a serial number to them, and then the owner must register them with the state police. Violations of selling or transferring, while misdemeanors, are punishable by up to five years of imprisonment, which results in the permanent loss of Second Amendment rights.

Stay-tuned to NRA-ILA Alerts for more information and updates on our Second Amendment rights in Maryland.

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President Donald J. Trump to Address NRA Members at the 153rd NRA Annual Meeting in Dallas, Texas

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Friday, May 3, 2024

President Donald J. Trump to Address NRA Members at the 153rd NRA Annual Meeting in Dallas, Texas

Today, the National Rifle Association of America (NRA) announced that President Donald J. Trump will address NRA members as the keynote speaker at the 2024 NRA Annual Meetings & Exhibits on Saturday, May 18th in Dallas, ...

NRA Scores Legal Victory Against ATF; “Pistol Brace Rule” Enjoined From Going Into Effect Against NRA Members

Monday, April 1, 2024

NRA Scores Legal Victory Against ATF; “Pistol Brace Rule” Enjoined From Going Into Effect Against NRA Members

NRA Members Among the Largest Class Protected from Draconian Rule

With a Stroke of the Pen, Biden ATF Criminalizes Tens of Thousands of Private Firearm Sellers

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Friday, April 12, 2024

With a Stroke of the Pen, Biden ATF Criminalizes Tens of Thousands of Private Firearm Sellers

We have long been warning of the rule the Biden ATF has been preparing to redefine who is considered a firearm “dealer” under U.S. law.  The administration’s explicit objective was to move as close to so-called “universal background ...

Bob Barr Elected NRA President, Doug Hamlin Elected to Serve as NRA Executive Vice President & CEO

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Monday, May 20, 2024

Bob Barr Elected NRA President, Doug Hamlin Elected to Serve as NRA Executive Vice President & CEO

Today, the Board of Directors of the National Rifle Association of America elected former U.S. Congressman Bob Barr as President of the NRA and Doug Hamlin as NRA Executive Vice President & CEO. The meeting ...

NRA-ILA Announces Lawsuit Challenging Delaware’s New Permit-to-Purchase Law

Sunday, May 19, 2024

NRA-ILA Announces Lawsuit Challenging Delaware’s New Permit-to-Purchase Law

Fairfax, Virginia – May 19, 2024…Today, NRA-ILA announced a lawsuit challenging Delaware’s new permit-to-purchase law.

Turks and Chaos: Island Jurisdiction a Potential Nightmare for U.S. Gun Owners

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Monday, May 13, 2024

Turks and Chaos: Island Jurisdiction a Potential Nightmare for U.S. Gun Owners

Set aside communist Cuba for a moment, these days another Caribbean island jurisdiction is providing a cautionary tale for U.S. gun owners. 

NRA’s Political Victory Fund Endorses President Donald J. Trump

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Saturday, May 18, 2024

NRA’s Political Victory Fund Endorses President Donald J. Trump

Today, the National Rifle Association's Political Victory Fund (NRA-PVF) is honored to announce its full endorsement of President Donald J. Trump for re-election to a second term as President of the United States of America. ...

Maryland: Gov. Moore Signs Firearm Industry Liability Bill into Law

Friday, May 17, 2024

Maryland: Gov. Moore Signs Firearm Industry Liability Bill into Law

Yesterday, May 16th, Gov. Moore signed two anti-gun bills into law, further eroding the rights of law-abiding gun owners in Maryland. 

ATF Skirts Legal Formalities and Springs Another Gun Control Rule on the American People

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Monday, April 22, 2024

ATF Skirts Legal Formalities and Springs Another Gun Control Rule on the American People

On Friday, ATF provided the unpleasant surprise of yet another rulemaking to implement the noxious Bipartisan Safer Communities Act (BSCA). 

“District of Crime”: Shocking Case Characteristic of D.C. Approach to Violence

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Monday, May 13, 2024

“District of Crime”: Shocking Case Characteristic of D.C. Approach to Violence

When a reasonable person finds it impossible to take anti-gun big city politicians and their professed “need” for more gun control seriously, maybe it’s stories like this one from Washington, D.C. that play a role.

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Established in 1975, the Institute for Legislative Action (ILA) is the "lobbying" arm of the National Rifle Association of America. ILA is responsible for preserving the right of all law-abiding individuals in the legislative, political, and legal arenas, to purchase, possess and use firearms for legitimate purposes as guaranteed by the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.