On February 1, Senator Rich Madaleno introduced a bill, HB 0819 / SB 0741, that would dismantle the Handgun Review Board. Instead, appeals on denials of concealed carry permits would be reviewed by administrative judges–the same judges who handle the appeals of many rulings by state agencies.

Support this bill.​
This bill has a hearing this Thursday, at 1pm.

Before then, call your State Senator and Delegates:

Find your state Senator and Delegates here

  • Give your name and city; say that you are a constituent who lives in their district.

  • Ask them to support SB 0741 / HB0819, the Handgun Review Board Repeal.

  • Five gubernatorial appointees should not have the power to overrule the Maryland State Police when they decide not to issue concealed carry permit.

  • That power should rest with administrative judges, the same judges who hear appeals made in response to decisions by other state agencies. 

Why doe this matter?

A five person review board may not seem like a big deal, but when the issue is providing someone a concealed carry permit, the impact can be catastrophic.

To carry a concealed weapon in Maryland, an individual must have a permit approved by the Maryland State Police. If the permit application is denied by the state police, individuals may appeal the decision to the Handgun Review Board, the members of which are appointed by the Governor.

Appeals to the Maryland Handgun Permit Review Board have increased while Governor Hogan has been in office. ​ The number of appeals made from 2015-2017 (Gov. Hogan) was more than triple the number made from 2010-2012 (Gov. O’Malley). Over 21% of appeals–more than 100​–during the Hogan years were modified, reversed or overturned.

In a December 2015 radio interview, Gov Hogan said, while he wants to make getting guns more difficult for criminals and those who are mentally ill, he wants to make it easier for everyone else.

During his run for Governor, he repeatedly assured gun owners privately that he would make it easier for them to get concealed carry permits.

Governor Hogan has an A rating from the NRA. He refused to release the NRA questionnaire that resulted in that rating. He also received $4,000 from the NRA during his 2014 run for Governor.

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