Sent to me by Mom-in-Law
At least a dozen men carrying guns Tuesday attended a public hearing at City Hall on a proposal for state legislation that would ban firearms from public buildings.
The gun-rights advocates said they were the first wave of a larger armed contingent who will defend their constitutional right to carry guns in public buildings in Portland or any other municipality in Maine.
City Councilor Dan Skolnik, who chairs the council’s Public Safety Committee, wants to build support for state legislation to ban firearms from public buildings where mass gatherings occur, or allow municipalities to do so.
With such legislation, Portland could ban guns from facilities such as City Hall, Fitzpatrick Stadium, Merrill Auditorium and the Portland Expo.
While we can talk property rights and banning of guns, such as discussed here But public land should honor the laws of the state. If I can carry on the sidewalk outside the Merrill Auditorium (and I sure have) and there is no additional security inside the venue (like at an airport or court house….which there isn’t) I don’t see the point to this law.
Plus we all know that these laws do nothing to stop violent people from doing violent things, and because no GOOD people with defensive arms will be within the “Gun Free Zone” it may even encourage them. Just about every mass shooting I can think of happened in a location where personal firearms were illegal. A little more than coincidence, don’t you think?
My friends in Maine, we need to STOP this crap!
FYI, let me know when the next of these protests happens, it would be a nice place to try out my new Dress Holster