LD 778 Maine

LD 778 Maine

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    LD 778 Maine

    For those who carry in maine , you need to contact your reps in opposition of this . Original bill has been changed quite a bit (not for the better) and has moved forward .

    http://janus.state.me.us/legis/LawMa...=1&SessionID=7



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    I do not carry in Maine. Seems like pretty much along the same line as Tennessee requires excepting the mental health check.
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    Quote Originally Posted by INTJ View Post
    I do not carry in Maine. Seems like pretty much along the same line as Tennessee requires excepting the mental health check.
    Oh , there is a "mental health" check . This bill is for ADDITIONS to getting a concealed permit . As it is you get the full background check , fingerprints , photo , checks at mental health facilities , etc . All this does is makes it so you have to spend money every time you need to renew , if you can find an "accepted" course . Funny , you only have to take hunters safety once in your lifetime , but now will have to take a safety course every 4 years for a CCW permit .

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    Not sure about this one.
    They relaxed the 4-year certification to only once.
    They removed my state police training exemption.
    Course not specifically for "handgun" now just firearm.
    The kicker is "MORAL AND ETHICAL ISSUES" mmmm ok.

    Seems like more useless fluff.

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    Yeah , my military exemption went out the window to .

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    it really hitts people with out of state permits hard:

    5. One hour of state and federal firearms law that must be taught by either a licensed attorney or qualified law enforcement officer concerning the possession and ownership of firearms, the legal parameters governing the use of deadly force and exercising the right of self-defense responsibly; and
    so now anyone from out of state will have to attend a class that teaches specific maine state law issues??? Worst part for me is that I actually write letters...but I don't have any elected officials in ME...the best I can do is write to Baldacci and tell him to veto if it hits his desk :-/
    Well at the very least I got my father to write a letter to his rep.

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    The 'Voices' Tell Me...

    That this is NOT good...but then Satan will be buying a wool coat before I ever visit Maine...they only have two seasons, winter and tough sledding...

    I feel for you Maine folks...

    Stay armed...stay safe!

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    I contacted my Rep (Peter Reins) about it. He hasn't gotten back to me. Just means I will go knock on his door.....

    I am not happy with this bill at all. There is no reason for this. There have been NO incidents with any concealed carrier in Maine. I too am loosing my military exemption.
    There are 2 types of people, victims and the prepared. I choose to be prepared....

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    Contacted my rep to , still no reply . Will have to make an actual visit in person .

    Btw retsupt99 , we do have some awful summer weather up here . Try 90-100 deg with 95-99% humidity . Makes you wish you were a fish .

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    The public hearing for LD778 An Act To Enhance the Qualifications for a Concealed Firearms Permit Mon Apr 2, 2007, 1:00 pm Room 436 State House. If anyone can make it. I won't be able to go but would like to know what happens.

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    Thanks Firehawk , since I'm layed off for a few weeks I'll be sure and make it up there .

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    I contacted my rep, he's a reg guide. He says that he agrees with me (us) that this is NOT a good thing.

    Stupid question, anyone have any idea of what's (or who) is behind this? As already stated, there has been nothing to precipitate this.

    I wonder if my bi-annual qualifications will count enough or will I have to take the additional 6 hours?
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    Well , what's weird is the state redoing reciprocity , FOR THE BETTER ! There are also a few other things that you might be interested in . Try LD 148 and LD 146 .

    http://www.mainelegislature.org/legi...7&sMM=3&sDD=29

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    Wow 5 hearings on Monday ?

    I'll make it up there. Never been to a hearing before, what is the protocol ?

    And can I carry ? :-)

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    Was wondering about the carry thing also . I'll be there either way . Keep an eye out for the guy sportin the Harley Jacket and a bit of a tude .

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