I grew up in South Portland, Maine. I grew up VERY anti-gun. Of course in Maine EVERYBODY has guns. Hell my house had guns (Dad’s rusty relics of growing up in farm country), just anti-gun meant “Just for shooting Ducks and Deer”.
I’m amazed at how much my state is Slipping. As a general rule stupid laws like this will be deemed unconstitutional…but why give up your freedom for bullshit only to wait for it to come back??
This news story is from SoPo
The South Portland City Council is on the verge of prohibiting the possession of non-lethal weapons on public property – despite pleas from residents calling the proposal a violation of civil rights.
At its meeting Monday, the council voted 6-1 to amend a city ordinance to make possession in public places of weapons such as bows and arrows, BB guns, air guns, and slingshots a civil offense. Violators of the law would be subjected to a fine, though they would not be required to hand over the weapon. The council is expected to make a final determination on the amendment at its Oct. 4 meeting.
Seriously, People from Northern Maine always joked that “Southern Maine is pretty much Massachusetts!” Do you guys want to prove them right?