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    Kenebec Journal - Open-carry gun group plans Acadia event


    Open-carry gun group plans Acadia event

    The Maine Open Carry Association will hold a picnic on Thompson Island in Acadia National Park on July 11 to protest a new state law that limits the possession of firearms in the park.

    Under the law, which takes effect July 12, a gun is allowed in the park if:

    --It is carried by a qualified current or retired law enforcement officer.

    --It is in a motor vehicle and rendered temporarily inoperable or packed away so it cannot be used immediately.

    --It is concealed and carried by a person who has a concealed weapons permit.

    The Legislature passed the law in April, after a federal law took effect in February that allows owners to take firearms into national parks as long as state law doesn't say otherwise.

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    The picnic hosted by the Maine Open Carry Association starts at 1 p.m.

    "The event will be typical everyday Americans showing that there is no reason for there to be an open-carry ban in Acadia," said Shane Belanger, the association's founder. "We finally got the right to carry in national parks, then our rights have been trampled upon."

    Picnickers should bring their own food. For more information, visit

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    awesome to get some media attention.any numbers on people attending

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    Quote Originally Posted by crdonov View Post
    awesome to get some media attention.any numbers on people attending
    No idea as of yet... it's also in the PPH and the bangor daily news and a few other newspapers around the state

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    Good luck !!!
    Just because your paranoid doesn't mean their not out to get you. "Henry Kissinger" A wise man once told me to strive to own one of every type and caliber, and I'm doing my best to comply. JW

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