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Maine: Senate to Vote on Ban of Self-Defense at Polling Locations


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Tomorrow, May 19, the Maine Senate will vote on an anti-gun measure, Legislative Document 805, that would allow municipalities to impose a gun-free zone on polling locations across Maine.  This measure may move to the House for a floor vote as well.  Please contact your Senator and Representative and ask them to OPPOSE LD 805.

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Legislative Document 805 takes the first step in eliminating Maine’s current firearms preemption law by allowing municipalities to impose an almost total prohibition on the possession of a firearm in a “voting place.” The bill effectively creates a gun-free zone not only in the actual “voting place,” but prohibits possession within a 250-foot zone of the entrance, with limited exceptions.

State firearms preemption was enacted by the Maine Legislature to avoid a confusing patchwork of firearm laws across the state. Without preemption, there would be a myriad of local firearm laws making compliance impossible for law-abiding gun owners.

Again, please act now and call on your State Lawmakers to OPPOSE LD 805.

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