Opencarry.Org Urges Maine Legislature To Reject National Park Gun Ban Redux
Gun carry has been legal in Maine’s White Mountain National Forest for years.
Maine – -(AmmoLand.com)- OpenCarry.org urges the Maine legislature to reject LD 1737, a misguided effort to ban the same citizen gun carry in National Parks that's currently legal on the streets and sidewalks of every village and city in Maine, from Roque Bluffs to Augusta.
Ironically, LD 1737 singles out National Parks in Maine for this gun ban, but not White Mountain National Forest where gun carry has been legal under federal and Maine law as far back as anyone can remember.
Why can citizens in Maine be trusted to carry guns in cities, towns, and National Forests – but not National Parks?
Is there something in the water at National Parks that we should know about?
Congress finally did the right thing and ordered those pointy headed National Park bureaucrats to respect state gun carry rights, a proven rule long followed in all National Forests and Bureau of Land Management lands.
Maine’s legislature should now stand tall and reject LT 1737. After all, it’s not like there’s a National Park exception to Article I, Section 16 of Maine’s constitution which declares:
Carry on! OpenCarry.org co-founders:
“Every citizen has a right to keep and bear arms and this right shall never be questioned.”
John Pierce: [email protected]
Mike Stollenwerk: [email protected]
OpenCarry.org was founded in 2004 by Virginia gun-rights activists John Pierce and Mike Stollenwerk and has served to ignite the “Open Carry Movement” that is sweeping the country. In addition to being an invaluable legal resource for gun owners, the site has quickly grown to be a social networking portal for thousands of American gun owners. Visit: www.OpenCarry.org