“Permitless” Carry On The Move In Maine

posted on May 30, 2015

A measure seeking to deregulate the carry of concealed firearms for self-defense in Maine has cleared a major hurdle, passing the State Senate on Thursday by a 21-14 vote.

LD 652, sponsored by Republican Sen. Eric Brakey, would eliminate Maine’s requirement that an individual obtain a permit from Maine State Police or local officials before carrying a concealed firearm. “If someone plans to commit a crime with a firearm, they have little incentive to seek a permit before committing their crime,” Brakey told the Maine Sun Journal. “This policy only impacts those who seek to remain law-abiding citizens. By erecting barriers to the legal right to bear arms, you disarm the very people who enhance public safety and empower those intent on doing crimes.”

The measure would not negate the state’s Right-to-Carry permit system, so permits would still be available those who want to get one.

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