Maryland Senate Passes Oppressive Dealer Requirements

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Last Thursday, the Maryland Senate passed House Bill 1021, to impose unreasonable burdens on gun stores and drive them out of business. IMG NRA-ILA

U.S.A. -( Last Thursday, the Senate passed House Bill 1021, to impose unreasonable burdens on gun stores and drive them out of business. This demonstrates that the General Assembly would rather punish gun stores for the actions of criminals, rather than hold the criminals accountable. It will now go to Governor Larry Hogan’s desk for his consideration. Please contact Gov. Hogan and ask him to VETO HB 1021.


House Bill 1021 requires all licensed firearm dealers to have video surveillance and burglary alarm systems covering the premises and bars, security screens, commercial grade metal doors, grates, or other approved barriers on all doors and windows. If practicable, they are to have physical barriers to prevent ramming by vehicles. It also requires dealers to lock away all firearms outside of business hours in vaults, safes, or rooms with all the security features above.

This places expensive requirements on Maryland’s licensed firearm dealers, most of whom are small businesses, during a time when they suffer from inventory shortages and inflation. Many dealers will close down and new entrepreneurs will be unable to afford to enter the industry. Those who do remain will have to pass these costs onto law-abiding gun owners. Either outcome will make it more expensive and difficult for Marylanders to exercise their Second Amendment rights.

Again, please contact Gov. Hogan and ask him to VETO HB 1021.

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We’ll see more Moronlanders in Pa, as if there weren’t enough of them already.


Now Maryland State Police REQUIRE a Law Abiding Marylander to submit a $10.00 payment in order to be allowed to purchase/pickup a “regulated” piece of metal. In my case; a lower receiver. STILL awaiting, 8 days for investigation, PERMISSION to pickup my property which I have already paid for!

Wild Bill

I have great respect for those that are willing to stay in the slave states and make a fight of it, much like yourself.


Tax, regulate and create blocks obtaining firearms are all ways to stop 2nd amendment supporters from keeping or getting a firearm, parts or ammo. Obidens plan of making gun makers responsible and held accountable for what people choose to do with their product is a block and promoting banks and credit card company’s not lending money to people for obtaining anything relating to guns is another form of block. All of these actions are Anti American and Anti Constitution. Anyone supporting or promoting these types of actions should not be permitted to be in a position of power to change… Read more »


Hogan is a rino pos.


Mr. Hogan is a “go along to get along” kind of POLITICIAN. He has done NOTHING to bring back or strengthen the Second Amendment RIGHTS of Law Abiding Marylanders.


That describes a typical home in South Florida, whether their are guns or not, and every gun shop I have ever been in since the late 80’s. Maryland must have a large number of home based FFL’s trying to supplement their Social Security income, because the costs to meet the requirements are not that extreme, unless their floors cannot support a few gun safes and walls cant hold up a commercial steel door. Video surviellance systems with 8 cameras are a grand and monitored alarm systems $50 a month tops. I am on a fixed income and meet all the… Read more »


you live in hurricane country, and have to deal with criminal immigrants, and bad cops…. sounds like miami dade or broward, add walled gated entry and you are on 2-5 acres

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…and your point is???


What does that mean?


Most of the gun shops I have been to have numerous display cases and rifles and shotguns on walls behind the display cases. There would not be enough time in a day nor physical space to store all the firearms in a vault/safe. I do agree that there should be sturdy physical crime deterrents on the building itself, but that will not stop a determined criminal. Even bank vaults get robbed, like that London vault many years ago where they tunneled through over 12 feet of concrete and steel. This law was designed to harm FFL dealers, and shut them… Read more »