Maine Joins the Constitutional Club

by: the Common Constitutionalist

Maine has become only the seventh state in the union to allow its citizens to carry a concealed weapon without a permit. Well good for them. My state, New Hampshire was supposed to be the seventh, but we elected a Democrat governor, so of course she vetoed the measure passed by both State Houses.

Maine, like New Hampshire allows legal gun owners to open carry without a permit, which regular readers know is what I do.

Breitbart reported that while pushing the bill it’s author, State Sen. Eric Brakey “continually focused on how open carry without a permit was legal in Maine, but if someone put on a jacket that covered their gun, they were then required to have a permit.”

I’ve been arguing this ridiculous rule for years, having to stay ever vigilant that my sidearm isn’t covered at any time. Frankly, it’s ridiculous.

So now, at least in Maine, Wyoming, Alaska, Kansas, Montana, Vermont and Arizona, citizens can concealed carry a weapon for self-defense without first having to grovel before the government for something the Constitution grants them naturally. read more