Maine: Constitutional/Permitless Carry Bill Goes to Governor for Signature

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NRA - Institute for Legislative Action
NRA – Institute for Legislative Action

Fairfax, VA -(AmmoLand.com)- Yesterday, Constitutional/Permitless Carry legislation, Legislative Document 652, was enacted by the state Senate by a vote of 23-12.

This critical legislation will now go to Governor Paul LePage for his expected signature. As previously reported, LD 652, sponsored by Senator Eric Brakey (R-Androscoggin), would allow all residents of Maine who are not otherwise prohibited by law from possessing a firearm the right to carry concealed without obtaining a Concealed Handgun Permit (CHP).

LD 652 would also leave the current carry permitting system intact for those who wish to participate in reciprocal concealed carry permit agreements when traveling to other states.

The final version of LD 652 would prohibit a person under 21 years of age from carrying a concealed weapon without a permit unless the individual is active military between 18-21 years old and would require an individual carrying a concealed handgun who is stopped by law enforcement officers to immediately inform the officer of that concealed handgun.

Please take a moment to thank your legislators who supported this critical pro-gun legislation.

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    Grady

    I am a disabled Vet, I support the constitution carry! It’s about time that we can carry The right to bare arms! Second amendment is for all!

    ErnestBoggs Sr
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    ErnestBoggs Sr

    This is one law that I have been talking and writing about for ages and should be the law of the land for every state. The Constitution is very clear, every legal citizen should be allowed to carry a gun, long rifle, hand gun, open or concealed at any time or place you want. Any time guns are banned from any place, “No Gun Zone”, it’s an open invitation to every criminal and murderer alive to come on down, we welcome you !!!

    Steve R
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    Steve R

    And none of you are worried about mentally imbalanced people carrying into your local mall and shooting up your kids? Really? None of ya? This law circumvents background checks. I mean c’mon. You gotta be high or crazy not to worry about that.

    Eric
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    Eric

    This law has nothing to do with backround checks. A backround check is done when you purchase a firearm from a FFL. You are either uninformed , or working for the socialist cause , crying public safety and for the children , to promote Obamas master plan.

    FlintNH
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    No, that only happens in places where guns are restricted. In places where guns are freely-available, that never happens. Those who perpetrate such horrors are looking for a high body count, so they can go down in infamy. None of them want to be known as, “that guy who tried to shoot up the mall, and was gunned-down by Granny Jones instead.” So they never even make the attempt, in the civilized portions of the world.

    Those attacks are carried-out only where there’s a ready-made supply of disarmed victims.