Way to go Maine! This week the Maine Legislature voted to join my home state of Alaska as a state who does not require a concealed carry permit in order to carry a concealed gun.
On Monday, the Maine House joined with the Senate and passed LD 652, legislation which abolishes the concealed carry permit requirement in the state.
The measure passed the House Monday by a vote of 83 to 62 after passing the Senate by a vote of 23-12 on Friday.
According to the Portland Press Herald, LD 652 would leave the permitting process in place for those who want one for the purposes of concealed carry reciprocity, but it would be eliminated as a prerequisite for carrying in the state for self-defense.
They believe that the 2nd Amendment IS their concealed carry permit. I love that!
I hope more states will follow our lead and let the 2nd Amendment speak for itself!