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Maine: Bill to Outlaw Carrying in Acadia National Park Heads to Senate for Consideration!

Friday, February 19, 2010

Please Contact Your State Senator Today!

On Wednesday, State Representative Walter Wheeler (D-151) voted in favor of creating a victim disarmament zone in Acadia National Park, thus breaking the tie (7-6) in the Joint Standing Committee on Criminal Justice.  LD1737 will now head to the Senate with a recommendation that it “Ought to Pass.” 

The recently adopted federal law, which would allow the carrying of firearms in all National Parks, goes into effect on Monday, February 22.  If enacted, LD1737 would nullify this important federal law within Acadia National Park, by disarming potential crime victims.  This bill also defies Maine’s Constitution which states, “Every citizen has a right to keep and bear arms and this right shall never be questioned.” 

Please contact your State Senator TODAY and respectfully urge them to oppose LD1737 when it comes to the Senate floor.  Remember to tell your Senator that crime does not stop at the park gate and the right to defend yourself and family shouldn’t either!  Contact
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