Contact your state Representative and urge him or her to support the permitless carry amendment.
Charlotte, NC --(Ammoland.com)- Due to inclement weather, no action was taken this week by the Maine House of Representatives to amend permitless carry (“constitutional carry”) into Legislative Document 222, a bill which addresses the issuance of concealed carry permits in Maine.
Similar to last year’s narrowly defeated Legislative Document 660, the NRA-supported amendment would create a permitless carry provision to allow a resident of Maine who is not otherwise prohibited by law from possessing a firearm to carry concealed without obtaining a Concealed Handgun Permit (“CHP”).
Current law allows any resident who can legally own or possess a firearm to carry it openly, either loaded or unloaded, anywhere in Maine where lawfully permitted. Since law-abiding citizens are allowed to carry a firearm openly without a permit, they should not become criminals just because they put on a jacket or place their firearm in their purse or briefcase.
The state legislature will return in session next week to consider this much-needed Right-to-Carry reform legislation. However, our opponents are working hard to defeat this amendment. Therefore, it’s critical that you contact your state Representative and politely urge him or her to support a permitless carry (“constitutional carry”) amendment to LD 222 when it comes to the House floor.
Click here for help identifying your state Representative to e-mail or call them in their district. Make sure you also contact your state Representative in Augusta at (207) 287-1400 or by using the in-state toll-free number at (800) 423-2900.
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