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Maine House Failed to Pass Self-Defense Legislation but it Could be Reconsidered as Early as Tonight!

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Please contact your state Representative immediately! 

Today, the state House failed to pass Legislative Document 35 by a 68 to 79 vote (roll call vote).  LD 35 is currently tabled but may be reconsidered as early as tonight.

Please view the roll call vote to see how your state Representative voted.  If your state Representative did not support passage of LD 35 (a “no” vote), please contact him or her IMMEDIATELY and urge him or her to support LD 35 when it is brought up for a reconsideration vote.  For help identifying your state Representative, and his or her contact information, please click here.  

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.  Businesses have no legitimate interest in micromanaging the lawful contents of one’s private vehicle.

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