Explore The NRA Universe Of Websites

APPEARS IN Legal & Legislation

Maine: "Constitutional Carry" Work Session Scheduled for Friday

Monday, April 20, 2015

Maine: "Constitutional Carry" Work Session Scheduled for Friday

This Friday, April 24, at 9:00 am, the Criminal Justice and Public Safety Committee will hold a work session in State House Room 436 on permitless/”constitutional carry," as well as other pro- and anti-gun bills.  It is critical that you contact members of the CJPS Committee immediately and urge them to vote in accordance to NRA’s recommendations below:

  • SUPPORT Legislative Document 652: Sponsored by Senator Eric Brakey (R-Androscoggin), LD 652, "An Act To Authorize the Carrying of Concealed Handguns without a Permit," is a critical piece of NRA-backed constitutional carry legislation that would recognize the right of all residents of Maine, who are not otherwise prohibited by law from possessing a firearm, to carry concealed without obtaining a Concealed Handgun Permit (CHP).  LD 652 would also leave the current carry permitting system intact for those who wish to participate in reciprocal concealed carry permit agreements when traveling to other states.  This measure has received the support of 17 cosponsors in the Senate as well as 79 cosponsors in the House, as reported here
  • SUPPORT Legislative Document 548: Sponsored by Representative Karleton Ward (R-Dedham), LD 548,"An Act To Provide a Concealed Handgun Permit for Active Military Members," would allow military members to be eligible for a Concealed Handgun Permit if they are not otherwise prohibited by law from possessing a firearm.
  • SUPPORT Legislative Document 823: Sponsored by Representative Michael Shaw (D-Standish), LD 823,"An Act To Upgrade the Concealed Handgun Permit Law," would make the Chief of the State Police the only authority for issuing a permit to carry concealed handguns, extend the duration of the permit from 4 years to 10 and eliminate the requirement that a handgun safety course have been taken by the applicant within 5 years prior to the date of application.
  • SUPPORT Legislative Document 868: Sponsored by Senator Paul Davis (R-Piscataquis), LD 868, "An Act To Remove Limitations on Reciprocity for Concealed Handguns Permits," would change Maine law to grant reciprocity to concealed handgun permits issued to a person by that person’s state of residence as long as that state of residence honors a permit to carry a concealed handgun issued by the State of Maine.
  • OPPOSE Legislative Document 415: Sponsored by Representative Mark Dion (D-Portland), LD 415, "An Act To Promote the Safe Use and Sale of Firearms,” would discourage the private sale of firearms by creating a civil offense for private transfers/sales that have not gone through a federally licensed firearms dealer if the transferee is a prohibited person for the first offense and a Class E crime for any subsequent offenses.  Currently, it is illegal under Maine and federal law to knowingly sell a firearm to a person who is a prohibited person.  Likewise, it is a felony under Maine and federal law for a prohibited person to buy, own or possess a firearm.  However, this legislation seeks to make drastic and unnecessary changes to current firearms laws that will unduly place law-abiding citizens at risk by creating a system of fines, and in some cases criminal liability, for the private sale of firearms. 

Please use the contact information provided below to call and email members of the Criminal Justice and Public Safety Committee TODAY and urge them to vote in SUPPORT of Legislative Documents 652, 548, 823 and 868 and to vote AGAINST Legislative Document 415.

Criminal Justice and Public Safety Committee:

Senator Kimberley Rosen (R-8), Chair
Phone: 207-469-3779
Email: Kimberley.Rosen@legislature.maine.gov

Senator David Burns (R-6)
Phone: 207-733-8856
Email: David.Burns@legislature.maine.gov

Senator Stanley Gerzofsky (D-24)
Phone: 207-373-1328
Email: Stanley.Gerzofsky@legislature.maine.gov  

Representative Lori Fowle, Chair (D-80)
Phone: (207) 287-1430
Email: Lori.Fowle@legislature.maine.gov     

Representative Justin Chenette (D-15)
Phone: (207) 287-1430
Email: Justin.Chenette@legislature.maine.gov 

Representative James Davitt (D-101)
Phone: (207) 287-1430
Email: Jim.Davitt@legislature.maine.gov    

Representative Karen Gerrish (R-20)
Phone: (207) 287-1430
Email: Karen.Gerrish@legislature.maine.gov    

Representative Michel Lajoie (D-58)
Phone: 207-783-1927
Email: Michel.Lajoie@legislature.maine.gov  

Representative Ricky Long (R-145)
Phone: 207-365-4704
Email: Ricky.Long@legislature.maine.gov      

Representative Catherine Nadeau (D-78)
Phone: (207) 287-1430
Email: Catherine.Nadeau@legislature.maine.gov     

Representative Timothy Theriault (R-79)
Phone: (207) 287-1430
Email: Tim.Theriault@legislature.maine.gov      

Representative Michael Timmons (R-45)
Phone: (207) 287-1430
Email: Michael.Timmons@legislature.maine.gov    

Representative Charlotte Warren (D-84)
Phone: (207) 287-1430
Email: Charlotte.Warren@legislature.maine.gov             

TRENDING NOW
No, It’s Not Harder to Buy Allergy Medicine than a Gun

News  

Friday, September 14, 2018

No, It’s Not Harder to Buy Allergy Medicine than a Gun

A twist on an inaccurate old anti-gun talking point is making the rounds on social media. On September 10, anti-gun public relations professional Wendy Zipes Hunter tweeted about a purported recent trip to drug store. Hunter claimed, “Couldn’t ...

Anti-gun Senator Accompanied by “Unprecedented” Security Detail While Traveling in California

News  

Friday, September 14, 2018

Anti-gun Senator Accompanied by “Unprecedented” Security Detail While Traveling in California

Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) is no fan of the Second Amendment. As California attorney general, she sided with local officials who refused to issue concealed carry permits to qualified, law-abiding applicants unless they could demonstrate an extraordinary ...

Gun Control Activist Urges Canadian Audience to Get Involved in U.S. Politics

News  

Friday, September 14, 2018

Gun Control Activist Urges Canadian Audience to Get Involved in U.S. Politics

For someone who has previously falsely accused the NRA of funneling foreign money into domestic politics, it must be that David Hogg either forgot he was in Canada recently or failed to appreciate that it’s also illegal ...

Levi’s Teams with Billionaire Michael Bloomberg to Attack Gun Rights

News  

Friday, September 7, 2018

Levi’s Teams with Billionaire Michael Bloomberg to Attack Gun Rights

Levi Strauss & Co. established its brand in the mid-19th century by selling durable clothing to working-class Americans. As Levi’s signature jeans gained popularity amongst a wider set in the middle of the last century, ...

“Law is Dead in Washington state” – Outraged Reaction to Court Decision on I-1639

News  

Friday, September 7, 2018

“Law is Dead in Washington state” – Outraged Reaction to Court Decision on I-1639

The Washington State constitution, Art. 2, sec. 1, contains an explicit direction that each “petition shall include the full text of the measure so proposed.” A state law incorporating this requirement specifies that all petitions circulated for signatures must ...

VIVE LE FRANCE?

News  

Friday, September 14, 2018

VIVE LE FRANCE?

Those who follow international news are painfully aware that France has seen a disturbing amount of terrorist attacks carried out within its borders over the last several years. Most are familiar with the January 2015 ...

New Jersey:  Latest Gimmick by Anti-Gun Politicians Is Simply More of The Same

Friday, September 14, 2018

New Jersey: Latest Gimmick by Anti-Gun Politicians Is Simply More of The Same

Just when you thought Trenton gun banners had run out of bad ideas, these attention starved politicians simply start recycling stuff that’s already outlawed in New Jersey.

Guide To The Interstate Transportation Of Firearms

Gun Laws  

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Guide To The Interstate Transportation Of Firearms

CAUTION: Federal and state firearms laws are subject to frequent change. This summary is not to be considered as legal advice or a restatement of law.

Surprise: Problems with Widely Touted Anti-Gun Research

News  

Friday, September 7, 2018

Surprise: Problems with Widely Touted Anti-Gun Research

“I am not interested in giving any serious thought to John Lott or his claims.” Those are the words of University of Alabama associate professor Adam Lankford in response to Fox News after economist John Lott called Lankford’s ...

Anti-gun Senator Distorts the Law and the Facts in Unsuccessful Attack on Supreme Court Nominee

News  

Friday, September 7, 2018

Anti-gun Senator Distorts the Law and the Facts in Unsuccessful Attack on Supreme Court Nominee

This week the nation was subjected to an embarrassing and undignified spectacle of obstructionist partisan politics surrounding the confirmation hearings of Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh for the U.S. Supreme Court. The Democrat caucus, understanding that ...

MORE TRENDING +
LESS TRENDING -

More Like This From Around The NRA

NRA ILA

Established in 1975, the Institute for Legislative Action (ILA) is the "lobbying" arm of the National Rifle Association of America. ILA is responsible for preserving the right of all law-abiding individuals in the legislative, political, and legal arenas, to purchase, possess and use firearms for legitimate purposes as guaranteed by the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.