The Maine House approves a bill that would allow Mainer’s to carry a concealed handgun without a permit.
The voting follows Fridays vote in the senate where the measure was also approved. The bill has both Republican and Democratic backers, along with 96 co-sponsors.
But not everyone likes the idea including house speaker Mark Eves who says Maine’s existing gun laws work, and repealing those laws is troubling.
Two amendments were added which would require people to tell a police officer if they have a concealed weapon during a traffic stop and would also limit the new freedom to those 21 and older.
It now heads to the Senate for further consideration.