AUGUSTA—Today, upon passage of the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017 in the U.S. House of Representatives, Maine Republican Party executive director Jason Savage issued to following call to Maine Democrat politicians and candidates:
“We applaud our 2nd Amendment supporting Congressman in Maine’s Second District, Bruce Poliquin, for sponsoring and enthusiastically supporting this important legislation. For too long, because of a tangled web of laws, concealed carry permit owners could get into serious legal trouble simply for exercising their concealed carry permit right in other states that also have concealed carry laws. This legislation will end this craziness by ensuring permit holders in one state are protected in other states that allow concealed carry. It also ends the same problem for people in constitutional carry states.
Now it is time for every Maine Democrat politician and candidate, including Angus King, Chellie Pingree — along with Jared Golden and Lucas St. Clair who want to represent Maine’s CD — to be straight with the people of Maine and answer this simple question: Do you support this bill–Yes or No? Silence on this matter would be deafening.”