Maryland ––(Ammoland.com)- It is our unfortunate displeasure that we announce the resignation of Paul Dembowski from his position as Legislative Director and from MSI as a whole.
Paul had served as MSI’s president from 2008-2011 and took MSI from a fledgling educational group to an organization with over 6,500 members that consistently makes its presence known in Annapolis.
Seeking a reduced role within the organization, Paul stepped out of the president’s position and into the then-newly created position of Legislative Director, allowing him to focus his efforts in Annapolis and remove himself from the everyday responsibilities for running MSI.
Paul worked tirelessly to protect the Second Amendment rights of Marylanders, spending countless hours in Annapolis meeting with representatives, writing position statements/legislative updates, and testifying in Annapolis, which frequently required him to schedule leave from his job around “Gun Day” hearings.
Paul did this all in what little free time was available to him. Like many of us, he has a regular job, and like all of us, our work with MSI is entirely on a volunteer basis. He was truly a model of devotion to our mutual cause.
Despite Paul's departure, MSI will remain the 2nd Amendment advocacy group in Maryland. MSI's strength lies in its members and our membership has risen and will continue to rise to the occasion.Maryland Shall Issue, Inc.
1332 Cape Saint Claire Road #342
Annapolis, Maryland 21409
Mission Statement: Maryland Shall Issue is an all volunteer, non-partisan effort dedicated to the preservation and advancement of all gunowners' rights in Maryland, with a primary goal of CCW reform to allow all law-abiding citizens the right to carry a concealed weapon; and to the education of the community to the awareness that ‘shall issue' laws have, in all cases, resulted in decreased rates of violent crime.