On tuesday was a hearing.
State Rep. Corey Wilson says concealed weapons permit holders in Maine should be entitled to confidentiality under Maine law. And he made his case to members of the Legislature's Judiciary Committee.
The argument for making concealed permit carriers list confidential:
"These individuals are not criminals, they are law-abiding citizens who have passed federal, state and local background checks every four years," Wilson said. 'They are not the individuals that we need to fear, and they should be protected. After all what is the point of having a concealed handguns permit if everybody knows that you have it.
Argument for the status quo:
"Boiled down to its simplest terms, we believe that LD 345 proposes to give preferential treatment to a single class of permits in the state of Maine over dozens, if not hundreds, of other types of permits that are on file here at the state," Mahoney said. "These concealed handgun permits have been public now for over 32 years."
The bill has strong support. I think it will pass.
In other Maine gun law news, the town of Byron voted down a bill to require all homeowners to own a gun and ammo.