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Maine: House to Consider “Constitutional Carry” This Afternoon

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Contact your state Representative immediately and urge him or her to support the permitless carry amendment!

This afternoon, an attempt will be made on the floor of the Maine House of Representatives to amend permitless carry (constitutional carry) into Legislative Document 222, legislation that addresses the issuance of concealed carry permits in Maine, and it is important that you contact your state Representative immediately.  Every call is critical, the success or failure of this amendment will come down to a few votes!  Similar to last year’s failed Legislative Document 660, the NRA-supported amendment would create a permitless carry exemption to allow a resident of Maine who is not otherwise prohibited by law from possessing a firearm to carry concealed without obtaining a Concealed Handgun Permit (CHP).

In Maine, existing law allows any resident who can legally own or possess a firearm to carry it openly, either loaded or unloaded, anywhere in Maine where lawfully permitted.  Since law-abiding citizens are allowed to carry a firearm openly without a permit, they should not become criminals just because they put on a jacket or place their firearm in their purse or briefcase.

This amendment would provide a much-needed right-to-carry reform for citizens of the Pine Tree State, and your state Representative could be a key vote on this amendment!  It is critical that you contact your state Representative immediately and politely urge him or her to support a permitless carry exemption to LD 222.

Click here for help identifying your state Representative to e-mail or call them in their district.  Make sure you also contact your state Representative in Augusta at (207) 287-1400 or by using the in-state toll-free number at (800) 423-2900.

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