Gov LePage signs concealed weapons bills


AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Gov. Paul LePage has signed into law three bills expanding the rights of concealed weapons permit holders in Maine.

One of the bills, signed Tuesday, would bar businesses from prohibiting employees who have concealed firearms permits from keeping a firearm in their vehicle, as long as the vehicle is locked and the firearm is not visible.

Another bill allows a law enforcement officer from another state to carry a concealed firearm in Maine, provided the officer also has proper police identification.

The third bill will allow concealed weapons permit holders to carry weapons in state parks and historic sites. The bill was scaled back to eliminate other locations, including bars and the State House .

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