Maine "stricter" gun laws?


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Robbins290
January 15, 2013, 11:20 AM
Anybody else live in maine here? I Caught a sentence on the news yesterday (Monday) about Portland mayer and some state police officials is trying for more gun laws in maine. Does anybody know what it's targeted towards. I used to proud to live in maine with looser gun laws then some states. We have nothing we can't have here. I hope it stays that way

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gunsandreligion
January 15, 2013, 11:38 AM
Obviously their not satisfied that you have the lowest rate of violent crime in the country.

grock5k
January 15, 2013, 11:57 AM
I live in Maine it's the first I've heard off it but I wil definitely be looking into it!

Silent Bob
January 15, 2013, 12:05 PM
Doesn't matter if you have low crime, reducing crime is not what they are after.

gunsandreligion
January 15, 2013, 12:10 PM
Doesn't matter if you have low crime, reducing crime is not what they are after.
Thats true, however thats how they sell it, so its a good argument to keep the sheeple from buying it.

theautobahn
January 15, 2013, 12:12 PM
I definitely haven't heard anything about it either, but I'm not surprised. I'll definitely keep my eye on this.

Write your representatives!

Robbins290
January 15, 2013, 12:33 PM
I saw it one channel 13 news.

mcdonl
January 15, 2013, 12:34 PM
I saw it... something like this...

51% (And diminishing are for some better background checks....)
60% are in favor of magazine capacity limits
75% are AGAINST any kind of handgun regulations....

Give it a week or so and it will be less than 51% as it was 60 +/- Christmas time.

Downeast
January 15, 2013, 12:55 PM
Take any of the larger newspaper polls in Maine (i.e. Portland press herald, Kennebec Journal, etc. ) with a grain of salt. They are all owned by Donald Sussman. He is a Billionaire hedge fund manager who is also the top political donor in Maine for 2012 and a major contributor to Democratic super pacs. He happens to be pro gun control Congresswoman Chellie Pingree's husband. Any of their polls are not likely to be random man on the street type polls, rather they would be polls of their typical readership which would be more likely to be pro gun control. In my opinion, they definitely do not represent majority views in Maine.

Ryanxia
January 15, 2013, 12:59 PM
The city of Portland will always be anti-gun. I haven't heard of anything on the state level. Even so, every Maine resident should drop a line to Paul Lepage and let him know where you stand. I wrote one letter to him a few weeks ago but I'll write a couple more.

Downeast
January 15, 2013, 01:09 PM
Yep, I've already written The Gov and all my state reps several times. Now is not the time to be complacent.

M-Cameron
January 15, 2013, 01:23 PM
I've got to agree with tighter laws in Maine... Those Canadian maple syrup cartels can buy guns no questions asked!!

And dont even get me started on how much gun violence those moose are causing!

mcdonl
January 15, 2013, 01:32 PM
I know. Also the fact Cumberland and York counties are typically where the polls take place have a lot to do with it.

OT but the president of the Maine Trappers Association will be at the Buxton / Hollis rod and gun tonight. Want to talk about battling anti'a try having to go up against terrorist groups like HSUS and SPCA on a daily basis.


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PVD
January 15, 2013, 02:23 PM
Seems like your basic stampede for microphone and camera time by the politicians and public officials. The position of mayor is mostly ceremonial in the few Maine cities that have them. That being said, yesterday afternoon at my gun club I heard that the Sportsman's Alliance of Maine is very concerned about the large quantity of gun control legislation being proposed this session. The state legislature certainly bears watching.

On a related note, the president of the Maine Gun Owners Association has been getting a lot of press lately. Does anyone have information about this group? The website has very little information about who they are, how many members they represent, etc.

HoosierQ
January 15, 2013, 02:51 PM
Doesn't matter if you have low crime, reducing crime is not what they are after.
I believe it was Sun Tzu who said "know your enemy". I think we gotta be careful about language like this. Sure, there are people who really do thing civilians should be defenseless...dissarmed. However, I believe that it is ignorance that drive this sentiment. I believe these people actually think the kind of laws apparently coming down the pike at us will make us "safer"...will "lower crime". And that's the problem. Ignorance. It also give us an opportunity to make people aware that this stuff just isn't going to change a thing with regard to public safety and may have the reverse effect as we've seen in Britain and Australia.

RustHunter87
January 15, 2013, 03:31 PM
I just dont understand how they think gun laws will help anything when the "gun violence" that set all this off was perpetrated with Illegally obtained guns in the first place!!?:fire::banghead::banghead::scrutiny:

FROGO207
January 15, 2013, 10:05 PM
Well that is because they are from the "other" Maine. You know the one that has turned into the bedroom communities of greater Massachusetts.:cuss: They try to get away from it by moving here then turn around and make it just like where they fled from.:banghead: The lower part of the state is hopeless but has the largest population so gets it's way politically most of the time. So much for "the way life should be". Keep up the good fight.:)

I was also at the Blue Hill RPC and listened to the SAM lobbyist explain the current issues within the state. Too bad they don't come around more often though.

mcdonl
January 15, 2013, 10:27 PM
PVD, I hear it is 60 bills the democrats are prepared to launch. If it is in the same schedule as the HSUS submittal it will be the 18th.

I received a call from representative Kinney(r) today and had a great conversation. He will let me know when/if something hits Augusta and advise on how to help.

Frogo. There are a few good eggs down here but a lot of rotten ones too!


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vtail
January 15, 2013, 10:31 PM
Why is our country dying in the very states in which it was born?

JERRY
January 15, 2013, 10:42 PM
Why is our country dying in the very states in which it was born?

because voters are hooked on welfare and dependent on the gubmint for their cheese, just as their masters intended.

nwilliams
January 16, 2013, 12:27 AM
I certainly hope not. I'm from Maine, most of my family still lives there and I would love to move back there someday. Maine has always been one of the most gun friendly States in New England, I hope it stays that way because someday i might want to move back there:(

Birch Knoll
January 16, 2013, 12:36 AM
This is in reaction to the moron who thought it would be a dandy idea to go for a little walk through downtown Portland with his Daniel Defense AR-15 slung over his shoulder on Christmas Eve, 10 days after the Newtown shooting. He apparently thought this would be a good idea because the Portland Press Herald had recently run a news article in which they claimed that AR-15s are rather rare in Maine (apparently based on asking shotgunners how many ARs they see on the trap range). His stroll downtown generated 65 calls to the police from alarmed citizens.

With friends like these, who need enemies?

mcdonl
January 17, 2013, 09:31 PM
I think tomorrow is the big day that if something is going to be proposed it is due tomorrow. Have your state reps on speed dial. I am meeting with mine (at the range) this weekend I hope. He has to meet with out local NRA "grader" first and I am second on the list.


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