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Maine: Committee Reconsiders Park Carry Prohibition

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Please Stand-Up and Make Your Voice Heard!

Yesterday, Friday, February 26, the Joint Standing Committee on Criminal Justice voted 7-5 to reconsider LD1737 with an amendment that would allow permit holders and law enforcement officials to carry concealed firearms in Acadia National Park. This amended version is a critical step forward in assuring the right of self-defense for the law abiding.

The federal law, which allows the carrying of firearms in National Parks, went into effect earlier this week.  Without this important change, LD1737 would nullify federal law within Acadia National Park, by disarming potential crime victims.  The original version 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 Representative and State Senator TODAY and respectfully urge them to oppose any changes to LD1737 which would create victim zones in Maine.  Remember to tell them that crime does not stop at the park gate and the right to defend yourself and family shouldn’t either!  Contact information can be found by clicking

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