Preemption laws in Maine prevent local communities from banning loaded guns from locations and events. The law came about because the NRA fought for this so gun nuts wouldn’t be inconvenienced when traveling around. Now, with a more safety conscious legislature in place, a bill is to be heard that would allow some discretion for local authorities to ban guns from events like public protests where conflicts could arise quickly. The gun nuts apparently, would arm everyone as their solution to conflicts. Concerned citizens support of this bill would make a difference.
👍 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.
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In the House—> —>On House Floor—>Passed Chamber
In the Senate—> —>On Senate Floor—>Passed Chamber
After Passage—>On Governor’s Desk—>Governor Signed—>Becomes Law
The Maine State and Local Government Committee hearing is Monday. Please email the committee at: SLG@legislature.maine.gov. Ask that your opinion be registered with the committee as supporting LD 1470 to allow local authority to ban guns at public events.
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