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Maine: Anti-Gun Legislation Voted Down by Senate

Friday, June 16, 2017

Maine: Anti-Gun Legislation Voted Down by Senate

Today, the Maine Senate voted to not accept the committee report of “ought to pass” on Legislative Document 351 with a 25-10 vote.  Further, they postponed their vote on Legislative Document 988 until next week.  It is vital that you contact your state Senator to SUPPORT LD 988!

Legislative Document 988 would provide an important exemption for the possession of a firearm in a motor vehicle on public school property, or the property of an approved private school, while dropping off, or picking up, a student.  This legislation would protect law-abiding gun owners from inadvertently violating the law while dropping-off and picking-up their children from school.

Legislative Document 351 is an anti-gun bill that would allow municipalities to prohibit firearm owners from carrying during municipal public proceedings and in polling places. LD 351 would be the first step in eliminating Maine’s current firearms preemption law and allowing municipalities to create overbearing and burdensome gun control regulations.

Stay tuned to www.nraila.org and your email inbox for further updates on these bills.

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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.