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Pro-Gun Bills Tabled in Maine Committee Work Session

Monday, April 18, 2011

Contact members of the Joint Criminal Justice and Public Safety Committee

 

The Joint Criminal Justice and Public Safety Committee tabled three bills and voted two bills as “Ought Not to Pass.”  The three tabled bills will be heard in another work session by the Joint Criminal Justice and Public Safety Committee at a later date.  Please call and e-mail the Joint Criminal Justice and Public Safety Committee to support LD 35, LD 932 and LD 1347.  Contact information for committee members can be found below.

 

SUPPORTED Bills Tabled for Another Work Session

 

LD 35, introduced by state Representative Richard Cebra (R-Naples), would prohibit an employer from banning an employee with a valid concealed firearms permit from keeping a firearm in the employee's vehicle as long as the vehicle is locked and the firearm is not visible.

 

LD 932, introduced by state Representative Dale Crafts (R-Lisbon), would allow a person with a valid concealed carry permit to carry a concealed firearm in the state House.

 

LD 1347, introduced by state Representative Cebra, would eliminate the prohibition on concealed carry permit holders carrying a concealed firearm in state parks and historic sites, premises licensed for the consumption of alcohol, state property under the jurisdiction of the Department of Public Safety and the Legislative Council.

 

The following bills were defeated by an “Ought Not to Pass” vote.  The roll call votes are not available at this time, but we will post that information as soon as it is available.

 

SUPPORTED Bill voted “Ought Not to Pass:”

 

LD 1232, introduced by state Representative Aaron Libby (R-Waterboro), would allow a person who is legally allowed to own and possess a firearm to carry concealed without having a concealed carry permit.

 

OPPOSED Bill voted “Ought Not to Pass:”

 

LD 578, introduced by state Senator Roger Katz (R-Kennebec), would provide a municipal legislative body with the authority to adopt an ordinance that restricts the carrying of firearms in the municipality's essential municipal offices and places of legislative assembly just as the State imposes those restrictions in its capitol area.

 

Don’t forget to call and e-mail members of the Joint Criminal Justice and Public Safety Committee TODAY and urge them to SUPPORT LD 35, LD 932 and LD 1347.  Contact information for the Joint Criminal Justice and Public Safety Committee can be found here.

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