2A Victory in Maine: Portland Reverses Illegal Gun Shop Closings

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Maine reverses illegal decision designating gun stores as, “non-essential”

U.S.A. -(AmmoLand.com)- In response to COVID-19, on April 14th, the Portland Mayor and City Council adopted Order No. 156-19/20, which replaced the list of essential businesses previously authorized by the city. The order stated that “Gun shops shall not be considered an essential business or service within the City of Portland.”

Last night, freedom-loving Americans scored a victory when the Mayor and City Council adopted an amendment to Order No. 167-19/20 which removed the illegal classification of gun shops as “non-essential.” Thanks to the activism of law-abiding gun owners, our constitutional rights are being protected!

Not only did the original order directly conflict with the new list of essential businesses published on April 3rd by the Mills administration, but it blatantly conflicted with Maine’s preemption law. State preemption prevents local governments from enacting gun control ordinances and creating a confusing patchwork of local laws. Law-abiding citizens should enjoy the same rights, regardless of where they reside or travel. Maine statutes have no exception for local government acting in an emergency – which means the City of Portland would violate state law by classifying gun shops as non-essential businesses and ordering them to close under their original order.

This is breaking and developing news, and as more details become available, we will update NRA members further. Please stay tuned to www.nraila.org/coronavirus.


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Im really sorry but i didnt even read this article.I know someone put some time into it and people are all happy because they call this a victory.Yet all it is,is a successful defense of our GOD given “rights”!!!The guns stores shouldnt have been closed to start with! Who has the power to reverse the founding rights of our country.?NOBODY!!! I will never submit to any person or Government! Our right to buy a firearm and AMMO is ours forever and nobody can take that or any other rights from us as long as WE THE PEOPLE have the Constitution… Read more »

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1 GIANT STEP AT A TIME WE WILL WIN THIS WAR 2 TRUMP 2024

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