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Maine "stricter" gun laws?

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Robbins290, Jan 15, 2013.

  1. Robbins290

    Robbins290 Well-Known Member

    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
  2. gunsandreligion

    gunsandreligion Well-Known Member

    Obviously their not satisfied that you have the lowest rate of violent crime in the country.
  3. grock5k

    grock5k Active Member

    I live in Maine it's the first I've heard off it but I wil definitely be looking into it!
  4. Silent Bob

    Silent Bob Well-Known Member

    Doesn't matter if you have low crime, reducing crime is not what they are after.
  5. gunsandreligion

    gunsandreligion Well-Known Member

    Thats true, however thats how they sell it, so its a good argument to keep the sheeple from buying it.
  6. theautobahn

    theautobahn Well-Known Member

    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!
  7. Robbins290

    Robbins290 Well-Known Member

    I saw it one channel 13 news.
  8. mcdonl

    mcdonl Well-Known Member

    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.
  9. Downeast

    Downeast Well-Known Member

    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.
  10. Ryanxia

    Ryanxia Well-Known Member

    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.
  11. Downeast

    Downeast Well-Known Member

    Yep, I've already written The Gov and all my state reps several times. Now is not the time to be complacent.
  12. M-Cameron

    M-Cameron member

    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!
  13. mcdonl

    mcdonl Well-Known Member

    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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  14. PVD

    PVD Active Member

    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.
  15. HoosierQ

    HoosierQ Well-Known Member

    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.
  16. RustHunter87

    RustHunter87 Well-Known Member

    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:
  17. FROGO207

    FROGO207 Well-Known Member

    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.
  18. mcdonl

    mcdonl Well-Known Member

    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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  19. vtail

    vtail Well-Known Member

    Why is our country dying in the very states in which it was born?
  20. JERRY

    JERRY Well-Known Member

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

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