Explore The NRA Universe Of Websites

APPEARS IN Legal & Legislation

Maine: Legislation Introduced that Jeopardizes Carrying in National Parks

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Please Stand-Up and Make Your Voices Heard!

A recently adopted federal law, which would allow the carrying of firearms in all National Parks, goes into effect on Monday, February 22.  As we reported, legislation has been introduced in Augusta that would eliminate this federal law within Acadia National Park, along Maine’s portion of the Appalachian Trail, and other federal land.  Last week a public hearing was held in which proponents continued to advocate turning our National Parks into victim zones by eliminating self-defense by permitted individuals. 

On Friday, February 12 the Joint Standing Committee on Criminal Justice and Public Safety will be having a work session on
LD1737 (sponsored by State Senator Dennis Damon (D-28)).  It will be held at 2 p.m. in room 436 of the State House.

In response to the concerns of Maine’s law-abiding gun owners, State Representative Stephen Hanley (D-59) will be offering an amendment at the work session that would exempt concealed carry permit holders.

Please attend Friday’s work session and show your support for the Second Amendment.  Also, please contact the members of the Joint Standing Committee on Criminal Justice and Public Safety TODAY and politely urge them to oppose LD1737 as written or to vote for the Hanley amendment to the bill.  Contact
information for the committee can be found below.

State Senator Stan Gerzofsky (D-10), Chair
(207) 287-1515 or 1-800-423-6900


State Senator John M. Nutting (D-17)
(207) 287-1515 or 1-800-423-6900

State Senator Gerald M. Davis (R-11)
(207) 287-1505 or 1-800-423-6900

State Representative Anne M. Haskell (D-117), Chair
1-800-423-2900
annehask@maine.rr.com
RepAnne.Haskell@legislature.maine.gov


State Representative Stephen P. Hanley (D-59)
1-800-423-2900
lincoln67@myfairpoint.net
RepStephen.Hanley@legislature.maine.gov

State Representative Walter A. Wheeler, Sr. (D-151)
1-800-423-2900
avongerry@comcast.net


State Representative James M. Schatz (D-37)
1-800-423-2900
jimmschatz@gmail.com
RepJim.Schatz@legislature.maine.gov

State Representative Michel A. Lajoie (D-71)
1-800-423-2900
lajoie1@midmaine.com
Rep.Michel.Lajoie@legislature.maine.gov

State Representative Veronica Magnan (D-41)
1-800-423-2900
veronicamagnan@gmail.com
RepVeronica.Magnan@legislature.maine.gov

State Representative Richard M. Sykes (R-98), Ranking Minority Member
1-800-423-2900
rksykes@myfairpoint.net
RepRichard.Sykes@legislature.maine.gov

State Representative Christian D. Greeley (R-22)
1-800-423-2900
cgtc@aol.com

State Representative Gary E. Plummer (R-111)
1-800-423-2900
geplummer@aol.com
RepG.Plummer@legislature.maine.gov

State Representative David C. Burns (R-32)

1-800-423-2900
RepDavid.Burns@legislature.maine.gov

TRENDING NOW
Your Members of Congress Need to Hear from You on the Hearing Protection Act of 2017

News  

Friday, January 13, 2017

Your Members of Congress Need to Hear from You on the Hearing Protection Act of 2017

On Monday, Sen. Mike Crapo (R-ID) – joined by co-sponsors Sens. Jerry Moran (R-KS) and Rand Paul (R-KY) – introduced S. 59, the Hearing Protection Act of 2017 (HPA). Similar legislation was introduced in the ...

New Hampshire: Constitutional/Permitless Carry Bill Passes Senate!

Thursday, January 19, 2017

New Hampshire: Constitutional/Permitless Carry Bill Passes Senate!

Today, Senate Bill 12, legislation eliminating the requirement to obtain a permit in order to lawfully carry, passed the Senate without amendment, by a 13-10 vote.  SB 12 will now go to the House of ...

Alert: WA State Proposes Draconian Gun Ban Bills

News  

Friday, January 13, 2017

Alert: WA State Proposes Draconian Gun Ban Bills

Inspired, perhaps, by Oscar Wilde (“Moderation is a fatal thing. Nothing succeeds like excess”), Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson has announced two new sweeping gun control bills, with Sen. David Frockt (D-Seattle) and Rep. ...

National Concealed Carry Reciprocity Lies and the Lying Liars Who Tell Them

News  

Friday, January 13, 2017

National Concealed Carry Reciprocity Lies and the Lying Liars Who Tell Them

On January 3rd, Congressman Richard Hudson (R-N.C.8th) introduced H.R. 38, the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017, which simply allows lawful firearm carriers from any state to carry a concealed firearm in any other state. The bill ...

Obama Says Goodbye to America’s Gun Owners with (a Likely Short-lived) Lead Ammo Ban

News  

Friday, January 20, 2017

Obama Says Goodbye to America’s Gun Owners with (a Likely Short-lived) Lead Ammo Ban

Gun owners knew that Barack Obama would not leave quietly. The only question was what else was coming.  

Indiana: Legislative Session Begins with Numerous Pro-Gun Bills Filed

Friday, January 13, 2017

Indiana: Legislative Session Begins with Numerous Pro-Gun Bills Filed

With the 2017 Indiana legislative session underway, we are happy to report that a number of pro-gun bills have been filed.

Virginia: Senate Committee to Hear Numerous Gun Bills Tomorrow

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Virginia: Senate Committee to Hear Numerous Gun Bills Tomorrow

Tomorrow, January 18, the Senate Courts of Justice is expected to hear and possibly vote on several firearm-related bills.

Oregon: State Employees Left Defenseless by New “No Firearms” Policy

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Oregon: State Employees Left Defenseless by New “No Firearms” Policy

Earlier this month, Oregon Governor Kate Brown’s Department of Administrative Services released a memorandum announcing a new policy prohibiting state employees from possessing a personal firearm in the workplace, even if they have a concealed handgun license.  This policy strips ...

Supreme Court Asked to Review California’s Restrictive Carry Regime

News  

Friday, January 13, 2017

Supreme Court Asked to Review California’s Restrictive Carry Regime

On Thursday, the NRA-supported case Peruta v. California took an important step towards restoring the right to bear arms in California.  The plaintiffs in the case, California gun owners and the California Rifle and Pistol ...

Kansas: Bill Introduced Attempting to Repeal Pro-Self-Defense Law

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Kansas: Bill Introduced Attempting to Repeal Pro-Self-Defense Law

In 2013, the Kansas Legislature passed the Public Building Security Act, pro-gun legislation that amended the Personal and Family Protection Act. 

MORE TRENDING +
LESS TRENDING -
NRA ILA

Established in 1975, the Institute for Legislative Action (ILA) is the "lobbying" arm of the National Rifle Association of America. ILA is responsible for preserving the right of all law-abiding individuals in the legislative, political, and legal arenas, to purchase, possess and use firearms for legitimate purposes as guaranteed by the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.