Last week, the Maine Joint Criminal Justice and Public Safety Committee held work sessions on numerous bills that, if passed and enacted into law, would detrimentally impact your Second Amendment rights. Several of the most egregious and onerous pieces of legislation were tabled by this Committee. However, anti-gun legislation will still be advancing to the floor of the Maine Senate.
LD 267, a bill that would burden law-abiding gun owners by mandating background investigations for all firearm transfers performed at gun shows, was reported favorably out of committee by a 7-6 vote. While a date has not been set, LD 267 will soon be considered on the Senate floor. Therefore, it is imperative you contact your state Senator NOW and respectfully ask him or her to reject the committee report for LD 267.
LD 265, a bill that repeals an important self-defense measure enacted in 2011, which prohibits an employer from banning an employee with a valid Permit to Carry Concealed Firearms from keeping a firearm in the employee's vehicle as long as the vehicle is locked and the firearm is not visible, was given an unfavorable committee report by a 7-6 vote. While a date has not been set for LD 265 on the Senate floor, please contact your state Senator and ask him or her to accept the committee report for LD 265.
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