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Maine: “Constitutional Carry” Legislation at Risk in Committee

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Maine: “Constitutional Carry” Legislation at Risk in Committee

Your urgent action is needed!

As soon as tomorrow, “Constitutional/Permitless Carry” -  Legislative Document 652  - is at risk of being amended in the Criminal Justice and Public Safety Committee with anti-gun language.  Sponsored by Senator Eric Brakey (R-Androscoggin), LD 652, "An Act To Authorize the Carrying of Concealed Handguns without a Permit," 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.

The fight is heating up!  At this moment, anti-gun extremists such as former New York City Mayor and billionaire Michael Bloomberg are funneling tens of thousands of out-of-state dollars in an effort to defeat this measure.  The time for action is now!

LD 652 could be up for a vote as early as tomorrow.  Please use the information provided below to contact members of the Criminal Justice and Public Safety Committee TODAY and urge them to support LD 652 AS DRAFTED.  

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             

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