Jeff Weinstein the president of the Maine Gun Owners Association and self proclaimed firearms "expert" recently asked Senator Karl Turner to introduce legislation that would require anyone who wished to get a Maine state concealed firearms permit to take a special "personal protection" course before being able to obtain the permit. In turn well know Anti-gunner Eathan strimling jumped at the opportunity to cosponsor this legisation in an attempt to make it more difficult and costly for the average person to obtain this right to carry a firearm.
Unfortunately Weinstein has used Senator Karl Turner, who is a good pro-gun representative, as the catalyst to promote his own objective. Please call Senator Turner at 287-1505 and politely explain to him we do not need this legislation to go any further. Also, understand unfortunately Senator Turner believed that Maine firearms owners supported this legislation, so when calling him please show him the respect that he deserves.
Also, as a side note I am a personal protection instructor who would benefit from this legislation also, and I DO NOT SUPPORT IT!