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Maine: Pro-Gun Lawmakers Block Waiting Period Bill

Friday, June 16, 2023

Maine: Pro-Gun Lawmakers Block Waiting Period Bill

This week, the Maine Senate and Maine House held floor votes on LD 60, legislation to impose a 72-hour waiting period on all gun sales in Maine. 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 60 would have delayed Second Amendment rights by imposing a three-day waiting period before an individual may receive a firearm that they lawfully purchased, with limited exemptions. There is no evidence that waiting periods reduce violent crime. Instead, they simply deny someone the ability to buy a firearm for urgent self-defense.

In addition to killing LD 60 on the Senate floor, the Maine Senate also killed the majority report for LD 22, which would have jeopardized the sale of muzzleloader and antique firearms in the State of Maine. LD 22 will receive more votes in the Maine House in the coming days.


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Established in 1975, the Institute for Legislative Action (ILA) is the "lobbying" arm of the National Rifle Association of America. ILA is responsible for preserving the right of all law-abiding individuals in the legislative, political, and legal arenas, to purchase, possess and use firearms for legitimate purposes as guaranteed by the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.