Washington, DC – -(Ammoland.com)- Yesterday, March 24, the Maine Senate joined with the House of Representatives to indefinitely postpone the Bloomberg gun control ballot initiative, which has been introduced as LD 1662.
This procedural vote by both Chambers to reject the legislation will allow the measure to go on the ballot for the November General Election.
Despite the rhetoric, this radically misguided ballot initiative will not reduce crime.
As seen in Oregon and Washington, this initiative is another attempt by former New York City Mayor and billionaire Michael Bloomberg to push his big city style gun-control on law-abiding gun owners in Maine.
Currently, it is illegal to knowingly sell a firearm to someone who is a prohibited person. Likewise, it is a felony for a prohibited person to buy, own or possess a firearm. However, this initiative seeks to make drastic and unnecessary changes to current laws that will place excessive restrictions on law-abiding citizens rather than addressing the true problems associated with straw purchases and the lack of enforcement of current laws.
This initiative would do nothing to prevent criminals from breaking the law and getting their hands on firearms. Criminals will continue to use the black market, straw purchasers and theft in order to obtain firearms. This initiative would only turn law-abiding gun owners into criminals. Simply loaning a firearm to a friend could turn a law-abiding gun owner into a criminal overnight.
Once again, your NRA-ILA will continue to update you on any further developments of the Bloomberg gun control initiative as we continue to move closer to the November General Election.
Established in 1975, the Institute for Legislative Action (ILA) is the “lobbying” arm of the National Rifle Association of America. ILA is responsible for preserving the right of all law-abiding individuals in the legislative, political, and legal arenas, to purchase, possess and use firearms for legitimate purposes as guaranteed by the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Visit: www.nra.org
Someone needs to float a bill at the federal level prohibiting interstate meddlng in local politics. HOW IS IT that one man and his cubic bucks can so impact the politics and issues of states where he has NO letigimate interest?
Freakin’ CARPETBAGGER! Mind your own damned business and move libtard back-side to somewhere where the gun laws are to your liking (France maybe).
When is the current Mayor of New York City going to get rid of Bloombergs gun ban. Maybe just maybe if he was to get rid of it the crime rate there would go down. It is about time that these people grow a pair and tell the other people who want to do away with the constitution to go to hell and start upholding there oath to the constitution.
The current mayor of NYC insane. This is a person who literally thanked god for stabbings. Read about it. You’d think in a city of more than 8 million, there would have been enough intelligent people to keep DeBlasio the clown out of office, but apparently not. I live on the opposite end of the state and sometimes I swear I can smell the guy all the way up here.
He was successful here in Oregon because he bribed the Democrats in office. Who then called it an “emergency” measure and bypassed the citizens of Oregon, this forcing it down our throats. When we tried to recall the lead Senator, the Democrats in charge invalidated some of the signatures and protected him. If these people get re-elected it will tell me that this state is full of transplanted California liberals who want to be victims, and it will be time to move.
Perhaps Oregonians need to float a balot initiative to repeal this, and/or a lawsuit to take it down because of its false designation as “emergency” legislation.
Then float another law that says NO money from outside Oregon can be spent on Oregon issues. Bloomie spend a boatload on this bill, Monsanto spent tens of millions to defeat the state GMO labelling law, and so on.
March 26, 2016 at 3:29 PM
“Perhaps Oregonians need to float a balot initiative to repeal this, and/or a lawsuit to take it down because of its false designation as “emergency” legislation”
THE WHOLE POINT OF THE ” EMERGENCY LEGISLATION” CLAUSE, in The “bill” ( now law)
it CANNOT!!! be repealed by “Initiative Petition” Vote -of the People!!!!
only can be changed or modified by State legislature!!