Tomorrow, the Maine Senate may hold a floor vote on gun confiscation legislation carried over from last year. Please contact your State Senator and ask them to OPPOSE LD 1068, which restricts constitutional rights without sufficient due process of law.
Legislative Document 1068 creates two new sections of Maine law, which outline the power of the court in issuing orders or consent agreements for protection from harassment, and authorizes the surrender of firearms. This bill is redundant and unnecessary, burdens Second Amendment rights, and mandates the surrender and confiscation of constitutionally protected property without a hearing and without notice.
Due process limits restrictions on constitutional rights to only serious convictions and adjudications that provide procedural protections to the accused, which results in more reliable proceedings. The Right to Keep and Bear Arms should not be treated as a second-class right and should only be restricted when sufficient protections are in place.
Again, please contact your State Senator and ask them to OPPOSE LD 1068!