Portland Looks to Regulate Firearms~ 11/1 Agenda
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  1. Portland Looks to Regulate Firearms~ 11/1 Agenda

    Resolve 3-10/11 Resolution Supporting Legislation Prohibiting Guns in Publicly
    (Tab 10) Owned or Controlled Buildings or Facilities that Host Large Public Gatherings Sponsored by the Public Safety Committee, Councilor Daniel S. Skolnik, Chair.

    On October 12th, the Public Safety Committee voted 2-0 to send a Resolution to the Council supporting the creation of state legislation that would prohibit firearms in certain publicly owed facilities where mass gatherings occur.

    Staff is requesting that this item be postponed to the November 15th Council meeting
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    No big shock, really. Not saying I favor this, but most municipalities already do this.
    Any society that would give up a little liberty to gain a little security will deserve neither and lose both.

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  4. MAINE LAW IS CLEAR: 1. Preemption. The State intends to occupy and preempt the entire field of legislation concerning the regulation of firearms, components, ammunition and supplies. Except as provided in subsection 3, any existing or future order, ordinance, rule or regulation in this field of any political subdivision of the State is void.
    [ 1989, c. 359, (NEW) .]
    2. Regulation restricted. Except as provided in subsection 3, no political subdivision of the State, including, but not limited to, municipalities, counties, townships and village corporations, may adopt any order, ordinance, rule or regulation concerning the sale, purchase, purchase delay, transfer, ownership, use, possession, bearing, transportation, licensing, permitting, registration, taxation or any other matter pertaining to firearms, components, ammunition or supplies.

    ALSO A FIFTH GRADER COULD EASILY INTERPRET: Article I of the Maine Constitution~ Section 16. To keep and bear arms. Every citizen has a right to keep and bear arms and this right shall never be questioned.

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    Ya that is pretty clear. Most people think the 15th amendment to the constitution is pretty clear also, yet Portland plans on letting immigrants vote, when the law CLEARLY states "citizens."
    You can run... but you'll just die tired. 3%

  6. The staff is seriously considering our arguments set forth and may very well put the kibosh on this insanity.

    What keeps coming back from all those concerned:
    Compare this effort to a drivers license where every community had different rules and regulations. Such regulations would create chaos and mounting legal battles.
    More at 11~

  7. Tabled until 11/15

  8. Gun prohibition goes to city council next week

    The city council will be asked next Monday to support expanding state law to prohibit guns from being toted wherever mass gatherings occur.

    Guns are currently prohibited in court houses, jails and at schools, among other public locations. Similar resolutions have been voted down five times so far.

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    Did anyone mention that Maine has a firearms preemption statute?!?

  10. Yes and it is mentioned above. This is dead in the water if it passes the councils muster. Has been defeated 5 times previously.

  11. This is dead in the water legislation, defeated 5 times before; Fill up the council mailboxes and or attend Monday's meeting and ask your written comments be entered onto the minutes for the record. Spread the word please.

    Resolve 3-10/11 Resolution Supporting Legislation Prohibiting Guns in Publicly
    (Tab 15) Owned or Controlled Buildings or Facilities that Host Large Public Gatherings Sponsored by the Public Safety Committee, Councilor Daniel S. Skolnik, Chair.

    On October 12th, the Public Safety Committee voted 2-0 to send a Resolution to the Council supporting the creation of state legislation that would prohibit firearms in certain publicly owed facilities where mass gatherings occur.

    At the November 1st Council meeting, this item was postponed to this meeting. Five affirmative votes are required for passage after public comment.
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