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Maine Action Needed: Contact your State Senator in Support of Self-Defense Bill!

Friday, June 9, 2017

An important self-defense bill is currently pending in the Maine Senate and it needs your help to advance in the Legislature!

Legislative Document 988, sponsored by state Senator Garrett Mason (R-22), would provide an important exemption for the possession of a firearm in a motor vehicle on public school property, or the property of an approved private school while dropping off or picking up a student.  This legislation would protect law-abiding gun owners from inadvertently violating the law while dropping-off and picking-up their children from school.  Currently, in order to pick up your child and comply with the law you have two options: store the firearm in the car outside a perimeter of 500 feet from school property or leave your firearms at home; choices not very compatible for gun owners.  Parents should not be turned into criminals because they choose to exercise their Second Amendment rights while transporting their children to and from school. 

Please call your state Senator TODAY and urge them to support this important bill!  Included are phone numbers for the Republican and Democratic offices where you can leave a message for your Senator. 

Senate Republicans:  (207) 287-1505
Senate Democrats: (207) 287-1515

Also, please click the “Take Action” button below to contact your state Senator with your strong support for LD 988!

NRA supports the right of law-abiding individuals to defend themselves against criminal attacks in their homes and in public.  Unfortunately, many states deny citizens the ability to exercise this right effectively by creating arbitrary zones where firearms are banned.  Self-defense is a fundamental right of every person and that right does not end at any arbitrary boundary, including the arbitrary boundary of a public or private school.

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