Maine Governor LePage Signs Constitutional Carry Law

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National Rifle Association Institute For Legislative Action (NRA-ILA)
National Rifle Association Institute For Legislative Action (NRA-ILA)

Fairfax, VA –-( The National Rifle Association won another victory for gun owners today as Maine Gov. Paul LePage signed Legislative Document 652 into law, allowing anyone over the age of 21 to carry concealed without a permit.

“Maine now joins an ever-growing number of states in passing permitless carry,” said Chris Cox, Executive Director of NRA’s Institute for Legislative Action.

“Despite the best efforts of Michael Bloomberg-funded groups to distort the truth, the Maine legislature and Governor stood strong for freedom.”

LePage’s signature on LD 652 makes Maine the sixth state to enact permitless carry, which is in stark contrast to Gov. Maggie Hassan’s recent action in neighboring New Hampshire. On Monday, Hassan vetoed similar legislation at the behest of Michael Bloomberg and his gun control groups.

“It’s encouraging to see a governor stand up for the rights of their constituents, instead of caving to the demands of an anti-gun billionaire from New York City. On behalf of the NRA’s five million members, we would like to thank Gov. LePage, Senator Eric Brakey, and the House and Senate leadership for their work in pushing this legislation through.”

Endorsed by the Maine State Police, LD 652 leaves the current permit system in place for those who want to take advantage of Maine’s concealed carry reciprocity agreements.

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. Visit:

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I wonder if the weekly murders in Chicago would go down if citizens could carry. Drive by shooting might no be so popular if the intended victim could shoot back.

Ernest Boggs Sr

Now, if Texas will just see the light, maybe we can join the leaders of this country in following the 2nd Amendment and be allowed to carry our firearms without the infringement and taxes we have to pay to ever even get close to the 2nd Amendment meaning of being able to carry our handguns anywhere for our and our citizens safety. I have never understood how the 2nd Amendment ever got so polluted with all the taxes and rules added so as to keep the poor from being able to protect themselves and their families away from their homes.… Read more »

Bob Shell

That is more like it. We shouldn’t have to have a piece of paper allowing us our constitutional right to carry. Also when other states see that those 6 states have it right they may do the right thing & pass a similar law. I know some states won’t ever pass it but then again they don’t care about rights.