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ME:Activists in Wiscasset rally against proposed concealed carry permit changes
bangordailynews.com ^ | 9 March, 2013 | Christopher Cousins

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 Maine’s 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 they’ll 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 don’t 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.”

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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. that’s why I’m here.”

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Maine
KEYWORDS: banglist; ccw; constitution; guncontrol; me; secondamendment
Grass roots constitutionalists are becoming more common and more vocal.
1 posted on 03/09/2013 4:19:30 PM PST by marktwain
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To: marktwain

bump


2 posted on 03/09/2013 4:26:36 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: marktwain

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.


3 posted on 03/09/2013 4:28:00 PM PST by George Varnum (Liberty, like our Forefather's Flintlock Musket, must be kept clean, oiled, and READY!)
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To: marktwain

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.


4 posted on 03/09/2013 4:48:12 PM PST by TigersEye (The irresponsible should not be leading the responsible.)
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To: marktwain

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


5 posted on 03/09/2013 5:32:12 PM PST by maine yankee (I got my Governor at 'Marden's')
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To: maine yankee

Aye-yuh, aye-yuh.


6 posted on 03/09/2013 7:06:30 PM PST by batterycommander (a little more rubble, a lot less trouble)
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To: maine yankee

I’m thinking about taking a hand gun course. What are the rules for owning, storing or carrying handguns here in Maine?


7 posted on 03/10/2013 6:16:57 AM PDT by larryjohnson (USAF(Ret))
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