Today, the Maine Senate officially killed Legislative Document 1000, which would have established a firearm range safety group within the Department of Inland Fisheries & Wildlife. This legislation would have been the first step in undermining Maine’s strong range protection laws. Thanks to the strong response of NRA members and Second Amendment supporters, the bill was defeated. NRA-ILA would like to thank all lawmakers who defended the Second Amendment for law-abiding citizens in the Pine Tree State.
LD 1000 would have directed the Department of Inland Fisheries & Wildlife to establish a working group to review firearm range safety and access to firearm safety information in the State. This legislation would have been the first step towards rolling back important shooting range protection laws in Maine. Shooting ranges provide a safe environment for law-abiding individuals to learn, practice, and train. They should not be regulated out of existence.