Tag Archives: Second Amendment

Conservatives need a victory next year, not infighting

U.S. House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-Louisiana) and House Speaker John Boehner at the U.S. Capitol on Tuesday.  Jonathan Ernest | Reuters

The sudden resignation of John Boehner as speaker of the House was a shocking downfall for a man who seemed to have a sure grip on his position. After all, under Boehner’s leadership, House Republicans expanded their majority to their largest since World War II, which included electing a Republican to the House from Maine […]

Battle over constitutional carry may not yet be done

Senator Eric Brakey watches as Governor LePage signs constitutional carry into law. Photo by Jason Savage.

Gov. Paul LePage quietly signed one of the most controversial bills of the session into law this week, as he affixed his signature to LD 652, “An Act To Authorize the Carrying of Concealed Handguns without a Permit.” The bill, sponsored by first-term Sen. Eric Brakey, R-Auburn, did not follow an easy path through the […]

Maine has the chance to lead on gun rights

About 150 people turn out for a rally organized by the Maine Gun Rights Coalition in March 2013 in Wiscasset.  BDN photo by Christopher Cousins.

In the coming days, as many Mainers scramble to finalize their tax returns, the Legislature will begin debating what has already become one of the most bipartisan bills of the session. Sponsored by freshman Republican Sen. Eric Brakey of Auburn, this legislation seeks to bring constitutional carry (already the law in Vermont) to Maine. Currently, […]