Maine Joins the Constitutional Carry Club!
Gun Owners of America today celebrates the signing of permitless concealed carry into law.
According to the Associated Press:
“Republican Gov. Paul LePage signed a bill on Wednesday that will make Maine one of a handful of states where residents are free to carry a hidden firearm without a permit.
“The bill’s success is a huge victory for gun-rights advocates who have long fought to get rid of the concealed handgun permit requirement, which they say doesn’t do anything to make the public safer.
“‘It really is a historic day in the state of Maine that this common-sense measure is finally signed into law,’ said Sen. Eric Brakey, the Republican who sponsored it.”
GOA Director of Communications Erich Pratt congratulated the hard work of gun owners in Maine.
“This is an important day for the Pine Tree State,” Pratt said. “Law-abiding citizens shouldn’t have to ask permission to exercise a constitutionally protected right. We don’t require permission for preachers or journalists, and we shouldn’t do it for gun owners either.”
There are now eight constitutional carry states that allow citizens to carry concealed firearms without a permit. Seven allow it throughout the entire state -- Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Kansas, Maine, Vermont and Wyoming -- while one virtually throughout the entire state (Montana).