Constitutional Carry passed the House 83-62. This should make the victory even more sweet:
The Maine Chiefs of Police effort to convince lawmakers to reject the proposal has been backed by a volley of paid radio, TV and Web advertising from Everytown for Gun Safety Action Fund and the Maine chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America. Everytown for Gun Safety is a political group formed by former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, a well-known gun control advocate who has financed efforts to counter the NRA on a wide range of state and federal gun legislation.
So we’ve beaten Bloomberg yet again. The only thing he can trump us on is money, and influencing legislators is more of a grassroots game than a rich man’s game. Note the State Rep that noted getting 1500 letters. That stuff makes a difference.
Now it goes onto Republican Governor Paul LePage, who has in the past expressed support for eliminating the permit requirement.