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    Time is Running Out for Firearm Legislation in Maine

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    Full house votes tomorrow

    VOTE COMING DOWN TO THE WIRE

    Call your Reps. NOW!
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    Legislative Document 35, introduced by state Representative Richard Cebra (R-Naples), would prohibit an employer from banning an employee with a valid concealed firearms permit from keeping a firearm in the employee's vehicle as long as the vehicle is locked and the firearm is not visible. This legislation would protect your right to keep a firearm in your car for self-defense, hunting, or target shooting before or after work.

    Legislative Document 1347, also introduced by Representative Cebra, would eliminate the prohibition on concealed carry permit holders carrying a concealed firearm in state parks and historic sites, premises licensed for the consumption of alcohol, state property under the jurisdiction of the Department of Public Safety and the Legislative Council.

    Please call and e-mail your state Senator and Representative TODAY urging them to SUPPORT LD 35 and LD 1347. Contact information for your state Senator and Representative can be found here.
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    Ld 1347 passes maine house

    Legislative Document 1347, introduced by Representative Cebra, eliminate the prohibition on concealed carry permit holders carrying a concealed eliminates firearm in state parks and historic sites and state property under the jurisdiction of the Department of Public Safety and the Legislative Council.
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    Legislative Document 35 would prohibit an employer from banning an employee with a valid concealed firearms permit from keeping a firearm in the employee's vehicle as long as the vehicle is locked and the firearm is not visible. This legislation would protect your right to keep a firearm in your car for self-defense, hunting, or target shooting before or after work. Businesses have no legitimate interest in micromanaging the lawful contents of one’s private vehicle. Sent to Maine Senate for concurrence.
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    Today, the state House failed to pass Legislative Document 35 by a 68 to 79 vote (roll call vote). LD 35 is currently tabled but may be reconsidered as early as tonight.
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    LD1347 concealed carry in state parks- passes in the Maine senate. Already passed in the House and the Guvnah will sign!!!
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    awsome! now i can carry at bars. where im most likely to be robbed anyway haha
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    Never barred in bars.
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    NRA just posted on their facebook. DOC 35 passed 19 to 15 vote. goes to lepage now :-D
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    Quote Originally Posted by Maine CWP Training View Post
    LD1347 concealed carry in state parks- passes in the Maine senate. Already passed in the House and the Guvnah will sign!!!
    This will cure the problem with NPS land and National Forests, correct?
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    National forests correct.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Maine CWP Training View Post
    National forests correct.
    Then Acadia National Park is still restricted.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Grapeshot View Post
    Then Acadia National Park is still restricted.
    yes

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    House Indefinitely Postpones LD 578, the attack on Maine 2nd amendment Preemption, (the bedrock of all of Maine's firearm laws) in the House.
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    OK, so here's the box score on the Second Amendment in the 125th Legislature...we passed and are being signed by the Governor, LD 35 CCW in cars, LD 446 CCW reciprocity for all out of state LEO's now in State Statute and LD 1347 CCW in State parks and state property not courthouses and schools. All 3 are my bills. LD 578 the anti preemption bill I moved the indefinite postponement and it's DEAD!
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    Question: Why would carry in Acadia NP be a problem? Is their a specific Maine law against it?

    Federal law says carry is allowed in any NP in accord with the local and state law that the particular NP is in???

    Ok, I am a dumb west coast boy, you have to help me here...Never a carry problem with any NP out this way. )except maybe Calif)

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    Quote Originally Posted by hermannr View Post
    Question: Why would carry in Acadia NP be a problem? Is their a specific Maine law against it?

    Federal law says carry is allowed in any NP in accord with the local and state law that the particular NP is in???

    Ok, I am a dumb west coast boy, you have to help me here...Never a carry problem with any NP out this way. )except maybe Calif)
    Antis knee jerk reaction to NPS rule - OC is banned in Acadia, but Acadia only.
    http://forum.opencarry.org/forums/sh...+National+Park
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    Concealed carry is allowed with a permit.
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    have these been signed into law as active yet?
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    Quote Originally Posted by carry for myself View Post
    have these been signed into law as active yet?
    They won't be active for a while after they're signed. dunno the official date that new laws take effect.

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    Take effect 90 days after the legislature adjourned. September 13th.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Maine CWP Training View Post
    LD35, the parking lot bill: I see one glaring flaw in this law. It requires the vehicle to be locked, not the gun. A gun securely locked in a safe, which is completely hidden from view, would not qualify if it was a non-lockable vehicle like a soft-top Jeep or a motorcycle with saddlebags.

    LD446, non-resident and retired LEOs: Superfluous and pointless. Such carry is already legal under LEOSA; Maine duplicating the language changes nothing. States duplicating federal law is generally a bad idea, especially when the federal law is modified and the states don't keep up.

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    It clarifies the issue. A Lt. of the MSP testified the issue can be burdensome for all parties concerned. Not any more.
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