Episcopal Peace Fellowship Maine has advocated for common sense gun safety measures in this legislative session. It is no surprise that the results in the committees of jurisdiction, Criminal Justice and Public Safety (CJPS) and State and Local Government (SLG), have been mixed.
The following bills are coming up for a vote in the House and Senate this week and we need your support to encourage legislators to SUPPORT/OPPOSE:
LD 759 – An Act to Amend the Child Endangerment Law to Include Certain Unauthorized Access to a Loaded Firearm (CJPS) – testimony here(SUPPORT)
LD 805 – An Act to Allow Municipalities to Prohibit Firearms in a Voting Place (SLG) – testimony here(SUPPORT)
LD 976 – An Act to Amend the Definition of “Machine Gun” to Include Bump Stock Devices (CJPS) - testimony here(SUPPORT)
LD 999 – An Act Regarding Background Checks for the Sale of Firearms (CJPS) – testimony here(SUPPORT)
LD 1138 – An Act to Ensure the Right to Self Defense Exists Outside the Home by Removing the Requirement to Retreat (CJPS) – testimony here(OPPOSE)
Episcopal Peace Fellowship Maine is a chapter of the national organization whoworks on local peace initiatives, gun safety, and racial and indigenous justice both within their parish and the diocese as well as on national and international issues. Chapters sponsor and co-sponsor prayer and public witness such as peace vigils, liturgies, service projects, public witness (testimony), and demonstrations.