AUGUSTA — A bill that will allow Mainers to carry a concealed handgun without a permit moved another step closer to becoming law Monday when it cleared a key vote in the House of Representatives.
The 83-62 vote increases the likelihood that Maine will join only seven states that allow individuals to carry a concealed handgun without a permit. The bill has the backing Republicans and Democrats, including 13 Democrats in the House. The bill has 96 co-sponsors, more than half the members of the Legislature, and the blessing of some members of the Republican and Democratic leadership.
Notice the bi-partisan support.