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Maine: Governor Signs Shooting Range Protection Law

Monday, April 1, 2019

Maine: Governor Signs Shooting Range Protection Law

On March 29th, Governor Janet Mills signed Legislative Document 79​, "An Act to Protect Shooting Ranges."  Sponsored by Representative Patrick Corey (R-District 25), this bill protects shooting ranges by allowing the discharge of a firearm on a sport shooting range that is within 100 yards of a building, if the sport shooting range was in regular operation prior to the erection of the building.  This would ensure that those who choose to construct new buildings within 100yd of established sport shooting ranges cannot threaten them with court fees, hiatus, or closure of operations.  Maine's shooting ranges will be protected and remain venues where shooters can practice their shooting skills in a safe, responsible environment.

Your NRA would like to thank Rep. Patrick Corey for sponsoring this critical legislation and Gov. Janet Mills for signing it into law.  Please stay tuned to www.nraila.org and your email inbox for further updates on issues affecting our Second Amendment rights in Maine.

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