Via Maddow, a guy in Portland, Maine was just wandering around town… while carrying an AR15. Guess whether it’s legal for him to do it.
Portland police received more than 65 calls Monday reporting that a young man was walking through the Parkside neighborhood and the Back Cove area with an AR-15-style assault weapon. Justin Dean, 24, insisted he wasn’t making any sort of statement but rather had the loaded rifle for protection while exercising his Second Amendment rights….
When police caught up to Dean on a street near his apartment, they determined he wasn’t breaking any laws and let him continue on his way. Dean said he then spent the next few hours walking to a post office to mail a letter in an outside mailbox and walking around the 3.5-mile Back Cove walking trail.
Yes, it’s legal in Maine to carry an AR15 in plain sight, and near a Post Office no less. This is our gun culture. It needs to end right damn now.
(h/t Karin Riley Porter)