To the Governor: Maine Bill Would Prohibit Any State Gun Registries

AUGUSTA, Maine (June 12, 2017) – On Friday, the Maine House gave final approval to a bill prohibiting any type of state firearms registry. The law will not only protect the privacy of Maine gun owners, it will also hinder the federal government’s ability to develop a firearms database and create a climate less favorable to federal gun control.

Rep. Patrick Corey (R-Windham) introduced House Bill 9 (LD9)  with a bipartisan coalition of cosponsors in January. The legislation prohibits the creation of a state firearms registry.

“Notwithstanding any other provision of law to the contrary, a government agency of this State or a political subdivision of this State may not keep or cause to be kept a comprehensive registry of privately owned firearms and the owners of those firearms within its jurisdiction.”

The House approved the joint Committee on Criminal Justice and Public Safety’s “ought to ...

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