AUGUSTA, ME – On Monday, April 3rd, a coalition of gun rights groups and activists will be hosting a rally and press conference at the Maine State Capitol Welcome Center.
The event is scheduled ahead of legislative committee hearings taking place that afternoon, and aims to express opposition to certain gun control measures under consideration.
The rally will feature speakers from prominent gun rights organizations, including Laura Parker, President of Gun Owners of Maine, David Trahan, Executive Director of the Sportsman’s Alliance of Maine, and Justin Davis, State Director of the National Rifle Association. Additionally, Maine State Legislators and other special guests will be in attendance.
In a press release, Laura Parker emphasized that the rally is a response to what she perceives as “the same tired, retread, and failed gun control measures being put forth by out-of-touch politicians.”
Parker argued that despite Maine’s status as the safest state in the nation, lawmakers are attempting to appease out-of-state special interest groups by targeting the Second Amendment rights of law-abiding citizens.
The rally will take place at 11:30 AM ET on April 3rd, at the Maine State Capitol Welcome Center, located at 111 Sewall Street, Augusta, ME.