Governor Hogan Vetoes the Legislation to Repeal the Handgun Permit Review Board

The Handgun Permit Review Board is composed of citizens of Maryland. The 2019 Maryland Legislature passed a law that would end the citizen Handgun Permit Review Board in Maryland, because the Board has often overturned the restrictions that are added to Wear and Carry Permits in Maryland.

Many Wear and Carry Permit Holders appeal the restrictions on their permits, because it would be all to easy to accidentally violate these restrictions and lead to a permit holder being arrested if an officer believes that a person is not exercising their permit within stated restrictions.

The majority of states in this country do not place such restrictions on Handgun Carry Permits.

Thank you Governor Hogan!

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Maryland: Governor Hogan Vetoes Legislation to Repeal Handgun Permit Review Board

Today, Governor Larry Hogan vetoed House Bill 1343 /Senate Bill 1000, legislation to repeal the Handgun Permit Review Board.

House Bill 1343 /Senate Bill 1000 sought to remove citizen oversight regarding the appeals process for Maryland wear and carry permits. Current law allows individuals who are denied a wear and carry permit to file an appeal to the Handgun Permit Review Board, a group of five members of the public appointed by the Governor. HB 1343 /SB 1000 would dissolve this board, thus removing all public oversight, and make all appeals be filed through an administrative office.

Thank you to NRA members who continued to contact their legislators in opposition to this legislation. Also, thank you to those legislators who voted in opposition to SB 1000, and to Governor Hogan for vetoing the bill and preventing the repeal of this important review process.

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