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Tell Your Lawmakers: Defeat LD 652

Legislators in Augusta are considering a bill, LD 652, that would let people carry hidden, loaded handguns in public without any permit or even basic safety training.

This plan isn't just irresponsible, it's downright dangerous. That's why 84 percent of Mainers think it's wrong and police chiefs across the state are speaking out in opposition.

As the Senate prepares to vote on this dangerous legislation, Everytown for Gun Safety Action Fund and the Maine chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America are running full-page ads in the Bangor Daily News and Portland Press Herald featuring a letter from the Maine Chiefs of Police Association (MCOPA). Read the ad below and listen to our radio ad featuring Chief Bob Schwartz, Ret., the current Executive Director of the Maine Chiefs of Police Association.

Everytown Newspaper Ad

The full page letter ad will appear in the Bangor Daily News and the Portland Press Herald on Monday, May 18.

Maine Newspaper Ad

Everytown Radio Ad

In Everytown for Gun Safety’s new radio ad playing in markets across Maine, Chief Bob Schwartz, Ret., explains his opposition to LD 652 — and why chiefs of police from across the state are speaking out against this dangerous legislation.