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    Quote Originally Posted by Maine Expat View Post
    So, its been quiet for the past couple of days. What say ye MAINERS? Does the amended version immediately above that deletes the CCP requirement fit the bill?

    -Should we include any language (or suggestion to legislators) about properly holstered/in plain view w/o a CCP, etc?
    -Add "with or without a Concealed Carry permit" to the end?
    -Submit it as is?

    Lets have some suggestions on wording please and start putting some pressure on our elected officials in a coordinated effort to show them we mean business.
    Why not just remove that whole section from the law. It would still be illegal to hunt from a vehicle, just not illegal to have a loaded gun in a vehicle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by boyscout399 View Post
    Why not just remove that whole section from the law. It would still be illegal to hunt from a vehicle, just not illegal to have a loaded gun in a vehicle.
    Ditto.

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    Quote Originally Posted by boyscout399 View Post
    Why not just remove that whole section from the law. It would still be illegal to hunt from a vehicle, just not illegal to have a loaded gun in a vehicle.


    Double Ditto. Except the hunting rule should be a "moving vehice" not just any vehicle. I know if I were on an ATV I'd like to take my shot without having to get off and reallign. Also I know a couple of handicaped people that took the idea from "Sons of Guns" and mounted Rem 700 to the front of their ATVs, I'd like them to be able to use these legally.

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    Sounds good.

    So we are all going to start emailing our State Legs to drop para 1B from Title 12 SS 11212? I agree, Para 1A already says no shooting from a vehicle, Para 1B is unnecessary.

    Also I might suggest emailing Gov LePage as well as your Rep & senator and stating at the end who received a copy.
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    Thanks Mod!

    Thanks to which ever Mod corrected the title for me!
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    Quote Originally Posted by SPOProds View Post
    Double Ditto. Except the hunting rule should be a "moving vehice" not just any vehicle. I know if I were on an ATV I'd like to take my shot without having to get off and reallign. Also I know a couple of handicaped people that took the idea from "Sons of Guns" and mounted Rem 700 to the front of their ATVs, I'd like them to be able to use these legally.
    There are ways to get exceptions made if you are handicapped. I personally do not think it needs to be changed to "moving vehicle" because I don't think it's ethical to stop the car, roll down your window and shoot a deer.

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    Re: Trying to change the Law

    Only problem with restricting shooting from a vehicle, if hunting exceptions can be made, is it creates more legal trouble. If you have to defend yourself from a car jacking you may be cleared on the homicide but still be charged with shooting from a vehicle. Its not likely but possible. Being from CT the courts will try to hang you anyway possible, it may be different here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SPOProds View Post
    Only problem with restricting shooting from a vehicle, if hunting exceptions can be made, is it creates more legal trouble. If you have to defend yourself from a car jacking you may be cleared on the homicide but still be charged with shooting from a vehicle. Its not likely but possible. Being from CT the courts will try to hang you anyway possible, it may be different here.
    That's covered by the competing harms laws and any prosecutor would know that, and even if they did charge you, any defense attorney would laugh it out of court.

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    Quote Originally Posted by boyscout399 View Post
    That's covered by the competing harms laws and any prosecutor would know that, and even if they did charge you, any defense attorney would laugh it out of court.
    Good to hear. I have no other qualms about the restriction, other than I think it's just unecessary.

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