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  1. Firearm Confiscation Bill Scheduled for Debate in Augusta

    Proposed Firearm Confiscation Bill Scheduled for Debate in Augusta* Legislation is being considered in Augusta by the Joint Criminal Justice and Public Safety Committee that puts all gun owners in jeopardy. Tomorrow at 1:00 P.M. in Room 436 of the State House, committee members will be debating LD 386

    Proposed Firearm Confiscation Bill Scheduled for Debate in Augusta

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    Proposed Firearm Confiscation Bill Scheduled for Debate in Augusta* Legislation is being considered in Augusta by the Joint Criminal Justice and Public Safety Committee that puts all gun owners in jeopardy. Tomorrow at 1:00 P.M. in Room 436 of the State House, committee members will be debating LD 386

    Proposed Firearm Confiscation Bill Scheduled for Debate in Augusta
    What am I missing? It looks like the proposed law would allow the seizure of weapons from people for which there is probable cause to believe they have or are committing murder, assault, or an act of domestic violence, and provides a prompt hearing requirement upon any such seizure.

    Why do you object to that?

  5. Introduced by state Representative Terry Morrison (D-South Portland). This misguided proposal authorizes a law enforcement officer to seize firearms from a person upon arrest for certain crimes of domestic violence, including: assault, criminal threatening, terrorizing, stalking, criminal mischief, obstructing the report of a crime or injury or reckless conduct if the officer reasonably believes that the person and the victim are family or household members. In addition, the proposed measure requires, as a condition of bail, that all firearms in the possession of the person arrested be relinquished to a law enforcement officer and that the person refrain from possessing a firearm or other specified dangerous weapons until further order of a court. As a result, someone’s firearms would be confiscated without the opportunity to participate in the judicial process. In other words, one is guilty until proven innocent. Domestic abuse is undeniably tragic and deplorable; however, this proposal is an unnecessary and unjust overreaction. Laws are already in place on the federal and state level to protect victims of violence. The proposed measure sets the stage for abuse of power and the violation of civil rights. Please contact members of the Joint Criminal Justice and Public Safety Committee and respectfully ask them to vote against SD 386 and oppose any legislation that would restrict your Second Amendment rights without
    due process.

  6. There was a recent incident in Portland where and active duty Sgt. of the USAF and had a concealed firearm permit on him and military I.D. while involved in a traffic accident. His firearm was confiscated by Portland PD and denied access after he visited the Portland PD to collect his firearm. 9 days of pressure before it was released... A newly created document are you a subject of a PFA... No such document is authorized under Maine's Preemption...

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    Upon request of the defendant, a bail condition imposed pursuant to this subsection must be heard by the court as expeditiously as possible.

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