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Maine under attack!

Discussion in 'Activism' started by Ryanxia, Jun 17, 2013.

  1. Ryanxia

    Ryanxia Well-Known Member

    UPDATE: LD1240 passed the state senate and is now on it's way to the Governor's office. PLEASE write/call Governor LePage and urge him to VETO LD 1240.
    His office: http://www.maine.gov/governor/lepage/citizen_services/index.shtml

    During a sneak attack today there is a Bill being proposed (and moving forward) to attack the Constitutional Rights of the People of the state of Maine.

    Please write and call your State senators NOW to urge them to OPPOSE LD 1240 (a revised version going forward today 6/17/13).
    NRA's form to write your reps: http://www.nraila.org/get-involved-locally/grassroots/write-your-reps.aspx

    I'm not good at reading these but here's the link to the Bill.

    My letter to my State Senator and State representative;
    Last edited: Jun 20, 2013
  2. theautobahn

    theautobahn Well-Known Member

    The verbiage that Ryanxia linked to is devastating - it would basically get rid of private sales completely, except to immediate family. Plus it would push the age for CCW from 18 to 21 - that's a great way to treat the servicemembers and police officers who put their lives on the line and then will be denied the right to defend themselves on "their own time".
  3. Deltaboy

    Deltaboy Well-Known Member

    Good luck n Prayers.
  4. xxjumbojimboxx

    xxjumbojimboxx Well-Known Member

    Coming from someone who spent a lot of time in maine, They SERIOUSLY dont need any gun control. I mean that... Maine is so peaceful. Most of it is vacation territory (my family has two beach condos and a cabin in maine).... Theres not much in the way of city's. I wonder why this is happening there? Probably to fulfill some individuals personal agenda.... Seriously NOTHING happens in Maine.. Moose and Bear arracks though... Last time I checked though, the bears arent strapped.
  5. Ryanxia

    Ryanxia Well-Known Member

    It seems there are only two main factors here; Bloomberg's tour bus and a treasonous group out of Portland, ME - I forget their exact name (it's late), but it's something to the effect of Mainers against handgun violence.
    They are even trying the poll angle where 'in a survey of 400 Mainers (there were 70,000 CCW permits applied for in 2012 in Maine, must have missed us I guess) they want background checks' which of course we DO NOT.

    We need everyone that has family members or friends in Maine to let them know to contact their State Senators, State representatives and the Governor right now to tell them to OPPOSE LD 1240 and any other infringing Bills. Thanks all for your time.
  6. rajbcpa

    rajbcpa Well-Known Member

    The republican Maine senator Snow is responsible for the passage of Obamacare.
  7. Trent

    Trent Resident Wiseguy

    Cripes.. we're losing the battle in the entire North East...
  8. Ryanxia

    Ryanxia Well-Known Member

    Snow is gone. We have Collins & King now and they need to go.
    Our state reps are the ones we're focusing on right now. It sounds like this Bill has been amended to be a little better but still we're fighting it.
  9. mcdonl

    mcdonl Well-Known Member

    I am just getting back from two weeks off the grid, on my motorcycle... and I come back to this... Ugh... has their been any movement?
  10. Ryanxia

    Ryanxia Well-Known Member

    Bloomberg's tour bus hit us before we had a chance to organize, they've come and gone. I read an article (always take with a heaping grain of salt) that Sportsman's Alliance of Maine supports this Bill (they directly quoted a speaker from SAM). If that's true no help there. I know the NRA put a link up on their ILA website and I've been told have been making some phone calls to gunshops and the like urging them to tell their customers/friends/family to contact their state senators/representatives/Governor now.

    I'm not entirely sure how quickly this could all go through but I think we need to identify those politicians that are backing this or on the fence and push their constituents to contact them.
  11. Ryanxia

    Ryanxia Well-Known Member

  12. mcdonl

    mcdonl Well-Known Member

    Just recieved this....

  13. Ryanxia

    Ryanxia Well-Known Member

    EDIT: Mcdonald, you might want this paper to redact the phrase in their article;

    For those who are interested in getting the traitors out of office, below is the list of how our state senators voted last night.

  14. theautobahn

    theautobahn Well-Known Member

    I called Tuttle and just posted on his facebook page expressing my disappointment in his flip-flop.

    Everyone needs to contact LePage and tell him he needs to veto LD 1240 - 207-287-3531.
  15. mcdonl

    mcdonl Well-Known Member

    I just sent this note to Tuttle...

  16. Ryanxia

    Ryanxia Well-Known Member

    Tuttle could have been the vote that ended the Bill here and now.
    We need to begin organizing here shortly to see which state senators and which house of representatives are breaking their oaths and get them out of office.

    Until then, everyone get on facebook and let people know to call/email Governor LePage. I typed up a simple card that says to call the Governor and tell him to VETO LD 1240 and I've given a few out to coworkers and I'll be putting a stack on the counter at my local gun shop.
  17. Ryanxia

    Ryanxia Well-Known Member

    The governor vetoed ld 1240! We won for now! Thanks to all who helped.
  18. Torian

    Torian Well-Known Member

    Great news! Did he release a statement with the veto?
  19. Ryanxia

    Ryanxia Well-Known Member

    Not that I've seen. I actually called his office because I hadn't heard anything new. They informed me that he vetoed it on Tuesday 6/25 and that the legislature tried to overturn it and failed (thank God).
  20. mcdonl

    mcdonl Well-Known Member

    The current and future fight is to keep expanded background checks (EBC) off the ballot as a referendum vote... our enemy said (I paraphrase) [The vocal minority was succesful in preventing EBC for now, but there is a big difference between going to Augusta to lobby vs a check box on a ballot] meaning, we did a good job making noise, but all of the on the fence people will vote for expanded BGC's if put on a ballot and I tend to agree.

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