On March 14, a work session is scheduled for two anti-gun bills in the Criminal Justice & Public Safety Committee. Sponsored by Representative Margaret Craven (D-Lewiston), LD 310 would mandate a 10-day waiting period for law-abiding citizens who purchase firearms in Maine. Sponsored by Senator Margaret Rotundo (D-16), LD 344 would amend the current preemption statute by allowing local governments to regulate the possession of firearms on public property. If LD 344 becomes law, this could create a "patchwork quilt" of firearm regulations throughout the state, making compliance impossible for law-abiding citizens.
There is a great possibility that these two bills will be put to a vote. Please try to attend this work session to voice your opposition. If you are unable to attend, please contact committee members and urge them to oppose LD 310 and LD 344. We also encourage other active sportsmen`s groups to become involved in this matter. The work session is scheduled for March 14, 2005 at 9:30 am at the State House in room 436. For a list of committee members and their phone numbers please contact NRA-ILA`s Grassroots Division at (800)392-8683.