The Maine House of Representatives could vote anytime on an amendment that would allow citizens to carry concealed weapons without a permit. The original bill, LD 222, calls for changes to the permitting process, but the amendment would allow “Constitutional carry” or “permitless carry.” Residents of Maine who are not prohibited from owning firearms would be allowed to carry their firearms under their jackets, in their purses, or in their briefcases without obtaining permission from the government. Supporters of permitless carry contend that the Constitution should be the only permit required to carry a firearm. This is a great opportunity to defend and strengthen the 2nd amendment in Maine. Similar legislation failed by only one vote last year, so your Representative’s vote could be critical. Please call your legislators and ask them to support the permitless carry amendment to LD 222.
To find your Representative and Senator, click here: www.maine.gov/legis/house/townlist.htm
Call your Representative at (207) 287-1400 and call your Senator at (207) 287-1540.
Track the bill here: www.mainelegislature.org/LawMakerWeb/summary.asp?ID=280046653