With no-permit concealed carry now OK in Maine, it's a big 2nd amendment win indeed! Read on for more of this positive news from Maine.
No-Permit Concealed Carry Now in Maine: A 2A Win?
No-Permit Concealed Carry Approved by Senate in Maine
Many of us preppers carry a gun for self-defense. Depending on where you live, you may have to jump through a lot of hoops to do so legally.
But that is not the case in Maine anymore. Maine used to be a “shall issue” state for concealed carry.
Starting October 15, 2015, there is no longer a need for a permit to carry a firearm as long as the gun carrier has legal rights to do so including being at a concealed carry age.
On May 28 the Maine Senate approved a bill that would allow concealed carry without a permit. The existing permitting system would stay in place since the permits are recognized as valid by some other states.
Maine Senate Approves Bill to No-Permit Concealed Carry
Maine law already permits individuals to carry firearms openly in most public places where guns are not explicitly prohibited.
Lawmakers supporting the bill argued that current law does little to prevent criminals from carrying concealed weapons and that law-abiding gun owners should not be criminalized for hiding firearms.
Will the Other States Follow?
Unfortunately, with the recent shooting incidents in El Paso and Dayton, we won't be seeing the light of day with the other states any time soon.
MSM and anti-2As wasted no time politicizing the sad incidents when there were more shooting incidents in Chicago during the same time.
In fact, the horrific incident further fueled their agenda for more gun control and stricter concealed carry laws. Hopefully, the current executive and legislative body can come up with concrete solutions without infringing our rights to bear arms.
Watch this video from the NRA for more big wins news for the Second Amendment:
With the current political environment, we will be hearing and seeing less and less (I guess) of this positive news on the 2nd amendment. Yet, we have a President now who's big on the 2nd amendment and with two SCOTUS picks (despite the huge odds) we can put a halt on people trying to take away our rights, for now.
What are your thoughts on the no-permit concealed carry now allowed in Maine? Should other states follow suit? Let us know in the comments section below!
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Editor’s Note: This post was originally published on May 29, 2015, and has been updated for quality and relevancy.