Skip to comments.ME:Activists in Wiscasset rally against proposed concealed carry permit changes
Posted on 03/09/2013 4:19:29 PM PST by marktwain
WISCASSET, Maine About 150 gun rights activists from all corners of Maine gathered in Wiscasset Saturday to protest against bills proposed in the Legislature around concealed carry permits.
Organized by the recently formed Maine Gun Rights Coalition, the rally targeted by local Rep. Timothy Marks, D-Pittston, who has proposed several adjustments to Maines concealed weapons permits laws.
Jessica Beckwith of Lewiston, who founded the coalition, said her goal is to make sure that when lawmakers propose changes to gun laws whether they constitute gun control or not that theyll hear from their constituents.
Our representatives job is to represent the people, said Beckwith. They need to know how we feel. By putting forward anti-gun legislation, we dont support that. Why should it be allowed to pass? We need to make our politicians accountable for their actions. For far too long, our rights have been trampled on and we need to draw the line in the sand right here, right now.
But for many in the crowd in Wiscasset on Saturday, the requirement of a permit to carry a concealed weapon strikes at the core of gun control. Most of them believe it violates the Maine and U.S. Constitutions.
About half of the people here are gun rights people and people who cherish their firearms, Paul Trommer of Bangor said. The other half are people like me who worry about the Constitution being torn up. thats why Im here.
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A buddy stopped over after attending this event and reported that there were a good 200 there, most of whom were packing - including some of the so-called “assault rifles” as well as hunting rifles like the ubiquitous Winchester .30-30.
He said one guy had his 100 rd. drum magazine all locked in the well of his AR and ready to roll.
Is this the message we want to be sending to our ruling elite at this point?
...Perhaps it is.
I wonder if they’ll get it.
0bama has pulled the veil off of the Progressive agenda. The BS about “common sense gun control” and “safe streets” is losing its power to fool the low-info masses.
I am proud to say I was there. Looked closer to 200 to me
I can verify the drum on the AR
Mainstream republicans,constitutionalists, tea-party, Ron Paul folks,independants, former GOP,libertarians.
Mainers are awake, and grumpy
I’m thinking about taking a hand gun course. What are the rules for owning, storing or carrying handguns here in Maine?