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Self-Defense and Firearm Legislation to be Considered Soon in Maine

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

NRA-backed self-defense legislation will be up for a possible vote this week in Augusta.  Unfortunately, the anti-gun community is still working hard to stop these bills from becoming law.

Today, the Joint Criminal Justice and Public Safety Committee released Legislative Document 35, which was previously voted “ought to pass” by a 7 to 6 vote.  LD 35 will now be put on the active calendar in the House.  Introduced by state Representative Richard Cebra (R-Naples), LD 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. 

Also pending is Legislative Document 1347, also introduced by Representative Cebra, which 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.

Please call and e-mail your state Senator and Representative TODAY urging them to SUPPORT LD 35 and LD 1347.  Contact information for your state Senator and Representative can be found here.

 

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