Contact Your Delegate Immediately to Oppose HB 1021

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Maryland House to Consider FFL Security Mandate Legislation Today

Contact Your Delegate Immediately to Oppose HB 1021

The Maryland House of Delegates will soon consider legislation that will require federal firearm licensees (FFLs) to secure their premises and firearms in a certain manner. House Bill 1021, sponsored by Maryland Speaker of the House Adrienne A. Jones (D-10), seeks to mandate costly, burdensome, and even some unattainable requirements of FFLs, including manufacturers, distributors, retailers, and gunsmiths. Speaker Jones’s bill does not consider that large manufacturers, brick and mortar retail stores, and gunsmiths are vastly different in their size and operation, but will establish a “one-size-fits-all” requirement on each of these businesses.

NSSF® stands staunchly opposed to HB 1021 and we would ask you to stand with us. Contact your state delegate today and respectfully urge him or her to oppose HB 1021 when it comes to the House floor for a vote today. Not sure who represents you? Use this link and click “Loop Up.” From there you’ll input your address and zip code. Scroll down to see your “delegates.”

FFLs are already some of the most heavily regulated businesses in Maryland, not only having to follow laws and regulations set by the General Assembly and the Maryland State Police, but also the federal ATF. The proposed legislation seems to be a solution in search of a problem. In reality, each firearms dealer is unique and may not be able to abide by the language set forth in HB 1021. The mandate required by HB 1021 would certainly place a costly burden on dealers throughout the state, while potentially leaving many of these small businesses with no other option than to close their business.

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