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Maine: Two Pro-Gun Bills Pass in the Joint Criminal Justice Committee

Monday, May 9, 2011

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Thanks to your help, last Friday two important pro-gun bills were voted “Ought to Pass” by the Joint Criminal Justice Committee.  Legislative Document 35, worker protection legislation, was voted “Ought to Pass” by a 7 to 6 vote.  Legislative Document 1347, expanding right-to-carry, was voted “Ought to Pass” by an 8 to 5 vote.  These pro-gun bills would be a major step forward for the gun owners and sportsmen of Maine.

 

Introduced by state Representative Richard Cebra (R-Naples), Legislative Document 35 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.  This legislation would protect your right to keep a firearm in your car for self-defense, hunting, or target shooting before or after work.

 

Legislative Document 1347, also introduced by 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. 

 

However, this fight is not over!  Lobbyists representing the business community are running an aggressive campaign to defeat these measures.  If they are successful, employers will be allowed to continue anti-gun workplace policies that prohibit the right of individuals to defend themselves when commuting “to and from” the workplace. 

 

These bills are expected to be voted on in the near future in the state House of Representatives.  Without a doubt, legislators will continue to hear from the opposition; therefore, state lawmakers must continue to hear from you!  Please call and e-mail your state Representative and state Senator today and urge them to support LD 35 and LD 1347.  Contact information for your elected officials can be found here.

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