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Maine: Emergency Powers Legislation Passes House and Goes to State Senate

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Contact your state Senator Today

Yesterday, the Maine House of Representatives unanimously passed Legislative Document 1859 which now goes to the state Senate for its consideration where it could be voted on this week. 

LD 1859, introduced by state Representative Michael Shaw (D-102), “An Act to Protect Firearm Ownership during Times of Emergency,” would simply clarify that, during any declared state of disaster or emergency, lawfully possessed, used, carried, transferred, transported, stored or displayed firearm or ammunition cannot be seized from law-abiding citizens.

This important legislation would protect law-abiding citizens of Maine from experiencing the blatant violation of their constitutional rights that occurred in New OrleansLouisiana and Greenburg, Kansas where law-abiding citizens were stripped of their firearms by overzealous government officials.  In New Orleans, the NRA was forced to file a lawsuit to stop this egregious violation of rights of people who were only trying to protect their families and property.

Please call AND e-mail your state Senator TODAY and urge him or her to SUPPORT LD 1859.  Contact information or help identifying your state Senator can be found here.

Don’t forget to forward this alert to your family, friends and fellow gun owners across Maine and urge them to also contact their state Senator.  We need to ensure that every state Senator knows LD 1859 is a law that Maine needs to protect its law-abiding gun owners.

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