There is an old saying that says, "As Maine Goes, So Goes the Nation." One could only help that they continue being a bellweather state when it comes to gun rights.
Pleased to sign into law today LD652 to authorize the carrying of concealed handguns without a permit. #mepolitics pic.twitter.com/k66dK4Ewml— Paul R. LePage (@Governor_LePage) July 8, 2015
Today, Gov. Paul LePage (R-ME) signed LD 652 which makes Maine the latest constitutional carry state. While constitutional carry went into effect on July 1st in Kansas, New Hampshire Gov. Maggie Hassan (D-NH) vetoed a similar constitutional carry bill on Monday. She had promised the Demanding Mommies she'd veto the law when it crossed her desk.
The text of the bill can be found here. It will go into effect 90 days after the legislature adjourns for the session.
The NRA-ILA just released a couple of news items on the bill's signing. They can be found here and here.