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Maine’s Concealed Carry Rights in Jeopardy Again!

Friday, September 10, 2010

Please Stand-Up and Make Your Voice Heard!

On Tuesday, September 14, the City of Portland’s Public Safety Committee will hold a public hearing to consider legislation prohibiting firearms in certain public facilities.  After the hearing, the Committee will deliberate in public and decide whether to recommend that City Council take up a Resolution supporting such a measure.

This legislation would be the first step in an outright attack on your concealed carry rights and the measure also defies Maine’s Constitution which states, “Every citizen has a right to keep and bear arms and this right shall never be questioned.” 

The meeting will be held on September 14 at 5:30 P.M. in the City Council Chambers, located at 389 Congress Street in Portland.   

Please attend and make your voice heard! 
Respectfully urge council members to oppose any changes to state law which would create victim zones in Maine.  Remember to tell them that crime does not stop at the front door of a public facility and the right to defend yourself and family shouldn’t either.  If you are unable to attend, please contact the members of the Public Safety Committee and voice your opposition to this proposal.  Contact information can be found below.

Dan S. Skolnik, Chair
831-7343
dskolnik@portlandmaine.gov

John R. Coyne
878-7426
jcoyne@portlandmaine.gov

Kevin J Donoghue
409-2807
kjdonoghue@portlandmaine.gov

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