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Old 06-21-2011, 09:44 AM
 
Location: Northern Maine
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Default Bring Your Gun To Work

You can now have your firearms in your vehicle when you park in your employer's lot in Maine. The governor signed the new law a few minutes ago. Maine is a gun friendly state and is a "must issue" state for concealed weapons permits. The problem was that people in Maine commute long distances in private vehicles. Some employers prohibit privately owned firearms in vehicles. No more.

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"NOW we can make a toast and say "Great Job" to everyone who worked so hard on, and supported this legislation. I am just leaving the Governor's office where these gun bills were signed into law at 11:00am (6-21-11). Now its time for all the silly, petty "the sky is falling" arguments to be proven as the real non-issues they all are. There were several solid arguments in support of this legislation and not a single legit argument against it.

Thanks again to all who helped, and thank you Governor LePage for signing these into law today."
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Old 06-21-2011, 10:55 AM
 
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You can now have your firearms in your vehicle when you park in your employer's lot in Maine. The governor signed the new law a few minutes ago. Maine is a gun friendly state and is a "must issue" state for concealed weapons permits. The problem was that people in Maine commute long distances in private vehicles. Some employers prohibit privately owned firearms in vehicles. No more.

-break-

"NOW we can make a toast and say "Great Job" to everyone who worked so hard on, and supported this legislation. I am just leaving the Governor's office where these gun bills were signed into law at 11:00am (6-21-11). Now its time for all the silly, petty "the sky is falling" arguments to be proven as the real non-issues they all are. There were several solid arguments in support of this legislation and not a single legit argument against it.

Thanks again to all who helped, and thank you Governor LePage for signing these into law today."
I may have to get a job now....naww!!
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Old 06-21-2011, 11:16 AM
 
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Originally Posted by Northern Maine Land Man View Post
You can now have your firearms in your vehicle when you park in your employer's lot in Maine. The governor signed the new law a few minutes ago. Maine is a gun friendly state and is a "must issue" state for concealed weapons permits. The problem was that people in Maine commute long distances in private vehicles. Some employers prohibit privately owned firearms in vehicles. No more.

-break-

"NOW we can make a toast and say "Great Job" to everyone who worked so hard on, and supported this legislation. I am just leaving the Governor's office where these gun bills were signed into law at 11:00am (6-21-11). Now its time for all the silly, petty "the sky is falling" arguments to be proven as the real non-issues they all are. There were several solid arguments in support of this legislation and not a single legit argument against it.

Thanks again to all who helped, and thank you Governor LePage for signing these into law today."

Good decision and a plus for Maine.
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Old 06-21-2011, 11:22 AM
 
Location: Backwoods of Maine
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That just about seals it for me.

I'm sick of the nanny-state politicians in RI, where we now live. I had been considering New Hampshire as well as Maine. But more and more, I'm liking this LePage guy you have up there. This law makes sense, as more often than not, I have to leave my firearm(s) behind when leaving the state for trucking work. I don't dare get caught, especially in Massachusetts.

My only concern is, how long before the 'greater Boston' types put another liberal in the governor's mansion? If it were up to me, I'd leave all the blue states entirely, and go find a red state somewhere. But 6 grandkids are hard to leave behind, so I'm looking for a compromise!
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Old 06-21-2011, 11:43 AM
 
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Nothing that I would really applaud as being a good, if I am understanding the nature of the law as described. I oppose it on property rights grounds, however well intentioned it may be in an attempt to counter the generally pervasive anti-gun sentiments in society (including among employers).

Also, does this law only apply to those who have a permit, as the NRA-ILA website states in its brief abstract? NRA-ILA :: Maine House to Vote on Self-Defense and Firearm Legislation Tomorrow! (http://www.nraila.org/Legislation/Read.aspx?ID=6876 - broken link) I certainly hope not, because that would be another fail, in my book.

As an aside, I'm rather tired of states granting special privileges that get extended only to the special interest of permit holders who lobbied good and hard for those extra privileges, meanwhile every other gun owner in the state is left out in the cold, as is typical. Typical special interest mentality. Either fight hard to get all gun onwers protected under the same law, or don't even advance the legislation in a form that only applies it to a special group of people who have the magical permit that somehow makes them more entitled to liberty than those who don't have the magical permit.

http://forum.opencarry.org/forums/sh...ed-in-Vehicles
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Old 06-21-2011, 12:59 PM
 
Location: Northern Maine
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This protects the guy who wants to shoot skeet at the club on the way home after work. It protects the lady who carries a 9 MM because of the stalker who is after her. It protects the wife who doesn't even know her husband's rifle is in the trunk and gets a flat tire at work. It protects everybody except the whining bigot who wants to deny you basic human rights.
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Old 06-21-2011, 01:33 PM
 
Location: Bar Harbor, ME
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Speaking as a whining person, now my disgruntled post office employee, can go postal and go right out to his car get his gun and go back in, and he doesn't even need a carry permit to do it.

I think the use of bigot is the wrong word here: it implies someone who obstinately won't change his or her views or or who is partial to their own views and even more so is intolerant of others who differ. This could equally apply to the gun lobby. I'm not sure that carrying a gun could be in the category of basic HUMAN rights, though under the constitution of the USA, it appears to be a basic LEGAL RIGHT.

Lest you believe that I am a whining non gun owner, I have a concealed carry permit in PA. I would prefer that everyone carrying their gun in their car have a concealed carry permit, since its most likely concealed in the car.
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Old 06-21-2011, 02:01 PM
 
Location: Maine
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Speaking as a whining person, now my disgruntled post office employee, can go postal and go right out to his car get his gun and go back in, and he doesn't even need a carry permit to do it.
People who go postal don't care whether they can legally have a gun.
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Old 06-21-2011, 02:09 PM
 
Location: Shapleigh, ME
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Speaking as a whining person, now my disgruntled post office employee, can go postal and go right out to his car get his gun and go back in, and he doesn't even need a carry permit to do it.

I think the use of bigot is the wrong word here: it implies someone who obstinately won't change his or her views or or who is partial to their own views and even more so is intolerant of others who differ. This could equally apply to the gun lobby. I'm not sure that carrying a gun could be in the category of basic HUMAN rights, though under the constitution of the USA, it appears to be a basic LEGAL RIGHT.

Lest you believe that I am a whining non gun owner, I have a concealed carry permit in PA. I would prefer that everyone carrying their gun in their car have a concealed carry permit, since its most likely concealed in the car.
Carrying a gun may not fall under basic human rights, but survival/self-protection does (IMO). God created man, but Samuel Colt made them equal.
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Old 06-21-2011, 02:41 PM
 
Location: Bar Harbor, ME
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Carrying a gun may not fall under basic human rights, but survival/self-protection does (IMO). God created man, but Samuel Colt made them equal.
Considering that Colt's model used powder, balls and percussion caps, and considering the time entailed in loading such a combination initially, I would prefer that Horace Smith and Daniel Wesson be labeled as the real inventors who made them EQUAL. S&W were the first to market a revolver with cartridges.
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