Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Maryland Handgun Carry Permit Review Board

Michael Smigiel is a member of the Maryland House of Delegates representing District 36. This district lies on Maryland's Eastern Shore and consists of Caroline, Cecil, Kent, and Queen Anne's counties. He is also a practicing attorney.

One of his constituents who is also a client had applied for a handgun carry permit. Smigiel wondered how his constituents were treated by the Handgun Carry Permit Review Board so he applied for a permit. The video below is from his hearing before that Board. Mind you, he is a Delegate so his treatment is probably going to be much more cordial than for someone like Raymond Woollard. According to this thread on Maryland Shooters Smigiel's experience is not typical.


  1. I'm native to Maryland and have to say I never understood my 2nd Amendment right until I was 35 years old and no longer living in the "Free State".

    May God bless & keep you Mr. Smigiel. Keep up the fight.
    All the best,

  2. As a Law Abiding citizen, I believe The 2nd Amendment Right Entitles Law Abiding Citizens to protect themselves. I lost 2 famil members to thugs that had illegal guns, something has to change soon or aryland will turn inti a Blood Bath

    God Bless you Mr Smigiel and keep up the good fight,

    Freedom Isn't Really Free