Maryland Citizen Take New Gun Law To Court as Unconstitutional

Citizen Groups Unite To Challenge Maryland Firearms Ban In The United States District Court For The District Of Maryland.

Maryland Citizen Take New Gun Law To Court as Unconstitutional
Maryland Citizen Take New Gun Law To Court as Unconstitutional
Associated Gun Clubs of Baltimore
Associated Gun Clubs of Baltimore

Maryland –-( Associated Gun Clubs of Baltimore, Inc., Maryland Licensed Firearms Dealers Association, Maryland Shall Issue, Inc., Maryland State Rifle and Pistol Association, National Shooting Sports Foundation, and several firearms dealers and individual Maryland citizens, have filed suit today to stop the implementation Tuesday of Maryland’s planned ban on certain common and popular semiautomatic long guns and restriction on purchase or sale of magazines with a capacity in excess of ten rounds.

The Maryland Firearm Safety Act of 2013, alternatively known as SB 281 (the “Act”), will ban the purchase, transportation or receipt of any of the listed semi-automatic firearms after October 1, 2013. Additionally, the Act will ban the purchase or sale in the state of Maryland of any detachable magazine for either rifles or pistols that holds in excess of ten rounds after October 1, 2013.

The lawsuit, filed today in the United States District Court for the District of Maryland, requests immediate emergency injunctive relief in the form of a Temporary Restraining Order because the Act is an unconstitutional violation of the Second Amendment right of the law-abiding, responsible citizens of Maryland to choose effective firearms for defense in the home.

The Maryland citizens filing this lawsuit wish to express gratitude for the assistance and guidance of the NRA in fighting for the Second Amendment rights of all Marylanders. Together we are drawing a line in the sand where Maryland’s gun control agenda tramples the fundamental individual right to defend oneself and family in the home.

Click here for the text of the complaint.
(Note: We will append the State’s response when it becomes available)

John H. Josselyn
Legislative Vice President

Associated Gun Clubs of Baltimore, Inc. (AGC), located in Marriottsville, Maryland. The Associated Gun Clubs of Baltimore, Inc. was formed on July 1, 1944 when a number of World War II veterans in the Baltimore, Maryland area began looking for a place for recreational and competitive shooting. They organized with several other Baltimore area shooting clubs to form the “AGC” Visit:

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Willy. Woodson

Maryland…what a lilly-livered bunch of morons running this state. You can be a law abiding citizen with a perfect record, with several different state concealed carry licenses and you have to leave your gun at home if visiting this state of pussies, or lock it up when driving through it. Give us good-guys a break. Don’t you dimwitted Maryland politicians realize the only ones “carrying” in your state are the criminals who don’t give a rat’s ass about your ill conceived laws. I can’t believe you Maryland citizens don’t vote these pussies out of office. Also, given these laws, I… Read more »

Doug Reed

This is just crazy. The Democrates need to get out of office. They are illogical and never consider the long term impacts of there actions. This is just another example of stripping freedoms away “For the common good”. It will do nothing to make anyone safer or to prevent mass shootings.


Maryland is looking more and more like ILL and NY on gun laws. We need to vote out politicians that are anti-constitutional.

Shawn Grammont

I can’t wait for this law to be challenged in court. I won’t accepted Maryland politicians have their anti-constitutional way.

D. Murphy

Democrats at work…doing what they do best.


After Colorado I cant believe recalls aint going on everywhere ! TEX

John Isbell

I can only wish you good luck in court. I am a pessimist by my nature and I know the direction that the forces that influence our country wish to take us. The “one World Order” crowd wants very badly to do away with Individual Rights, and the second amendment is atop of their list. If they succeed they will have created the framework for the destruction of our constitution.President Obama will have fundamentally changed the American system without a single vote being taken by the people.A foreign government(United Nations)will be able to make laws that you must obey without… Read more »