Maine: Gov LePage signs Right-to-Carry bills


June 23, 2011, 10:39 PM
Just in from the NRA. I'm very excited about this because although we couldn't vote on this some of us wrote to the Governor and asked him to support this bill. I'm very glad that he did.

Just want to mention that Governor LePage was on the NRA's recommendation for election which I (and several others) used as a guide to voting.

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June 25, 2011, 02:35 PM
Good news!

June 25, 2011, 09:56 PM
This is indeed good news! I'm moving back to the coast of Maine after over a decade of living in the Southwest. Maine is one of the few New England States that's very gun friendly, plus I miss the great seafood!:D

June 26, 2011, 10:14 AM
Good news for Maine!

Northern New England is now all RTC,,,, VT, NH & ME. :p
Its the "Southern New England" (An oxymoron?) states that give the area a bad name!
Are you listening Massachusetts? Time to loosen up and get sensble! :banghead:

June 26, 2011, 11:11 PM
While I agree States like Maine are on the better side of our rights, we still need to fight tooth and nail to keep and expand our rights.

I'd like to mention our issue of others moving into our State trying to change our laws but I think that would be against THR policy so if you're a Mainer just write to your Governor, it really works I've received a response every time I've commented to his Office.

June 27, 2011, 12:31 AM
As a New Yorker, I salute the citizens of Maine who have regained their rights. You should be very proud.

June 27, 2011, 12:34 AM
I have thought Id like to visit Maine and a couple other states up that way. I dont know how to get there "safely".

June 27, 2011, 12:42 AM
What exactly was passed? The NRA bulletin just briefly says a version of the common "parking lot bills" was signed. What are the other two that were signed?

June 27, 2011, 12:47 AM
I'll look it up later on the specifics again but the main portion of this bill would be to bar businesses from prohibiting employees who have concealed firearms permits from keeping a firearm in their vehicle, as long as the vehicle is locked and the firearm is not visible.

Which is actually a big concern since technically many businesses have it somewhere in their policy not to allow firearms. There is also some regard to State parks I believe but it's been a few days since I read all the documentation.

June 29, 2011, 11:38 PM
While this may be some kind of victory for gun-rights, it's a loss for property rights. If you had a right to control your property (including guns) as you deemed fit, gun-rights would just be like any other kind of right. Your property, your business, simple as that.

So, in a small way, Maine actually lost a little more freedom. They are placing restrictions on peaceful property owners for no good reason.

Now, as far as state parks and what not go, that's great news!

July 2, 2011, 09:11 PM
An individual's vehicle is considered property for purposes of search and ownership. Keep in mind that what was in conflict was both the property right of the permit holder and the 2A right of the individual vs. the right of the property owner.

July 3, 2011, 02:16 PM
Never mind.

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