"Concern about crime and personal safety is behind a sharp increase in the number of concealed firearms permits issued by the Maine State Police, firearms instructors and gun rights advocates say.Read the rest of the article in "Concealed firearms permits up sharply", The Portland Press Herald, June 6, 2010.
The number of people seeking concealed gun permits from the state police in 2009 was 5,706, an increase of 40 percent over 2008. Portland, the state's largest city, saw a 60 percent increase."
Sunday, June 6, 2010
Concealed Weapons Permits in Maine Rise Sharply