LePage Signs Concealed Weapons Permit Bill into Law 

Governor LePage has signed into law a bill to keep confidential names and other information about gun owners who obtain concealed handgun permits.The bill was approved Thursday by lopsided votes in the House and Senate.The issue was pushed to the forefront in February after the Bangor Daily News made a Freedom of Access request for information on concealed weapons permits issued by the state.Republican Representative Corey Wilson of Augusta, the bill’s sponsor, says the bill would shield legitimate gun owners from having sensitive information about them open to the public.