Governor Moore’s Statement Regarding the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeal’s Decision to Rehear Maryland Shall Issue v. Wes Moore

Published: 1/11/2024

ANNAPOLIS, MD – Governor Wes Moore released the following statement regarding the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit’s decision to re-hear argument in the case of Maryland Shall Issue v. Wes Moore.

“I welcome the court's decision to rehear this important case. Common sense gun laws are vital to my administration's commitment to keeping guns out of the wrong hands and saving lives. Since day one I’ve been clear—we have to do more than offer thoughts and prayers when it comes to addressing gun violence and I refuse to be a governor that just stands by and attends funerals while our communities continue to be terrorized.

​Every Marylander has the right to feel safe in their own neighborhood. We will continue to work in partnership with the state legislature, local leaders, advocates, and community members to introduce common-sense legislation that makes Maryland’s communities safer."