Bill would allow local communities some control
Currently, preemption laws in Maine prevent local communities from enacting their own gun ordinances. This bill, LD 1470, would allow communities to restrict guns from public events. The NRA objection is not about gun safety. They object to the potential “confusing set of laws” for gun owners. They’ve urged members to call their Representative today.
Citizens desiring gun safety laws also need to call their Representatives today and urge them to vote for this bill. It is expected to come up for a vote today.
👍 LD 1470 would allow local communities to enact gun restrictions at public proceedings and polling places. Current preemption laws remove all local discretion to restrict guns.
Tracking bill progress: bold=passed, italics=location
—In the House—>In Committee—>On House Floor—>Passed Chamber
—In the Senate—>In Committee—>On Senate Floor—>Passed Chamber
—After Passage—>On Governor’s Desk—>Governor Signed—>Becomes Law
Please make a call now to your state Representative. Urge he/she to support LD 1470 to allow some local gun restriction at public proceedings.
- To find your representatives and senators, enter your zip code at The League of Women Voters.
- From the Indivisible Guide 2.0: Coordinated calls. Calls are a light lift, but can have an impact. Organize your local group to barrage your MoCs [legislators] with calls at an opportune moment about and on a specific issue.