NRA Attacks Question 3 Ballot Initiative in Maine

NRA Attacks Question 3 Ballot Initiative in Maine
National Rifle Association Institute For Legislative Action (NRA-ILA)
National Rifle Association Institute For Legislative Action (NRA-ILA)

Washington, DC – -( The National Rifle Association (NRA) today took aim at Question 3, the Michael Bloomberg funded gun control initiative that will appear on the Maine Ballot this November.

During remarks at the Maine Policy Center’s Freedom & Opportunity Luncheon in Portland, ME, Chris W. Cox, executive director of NRA’s Institute for Legislative Action (NRA-ILA), warned voters that Question 3 would not prevent criminals from obtaining firearms but would criminalize common practices of law-abiding gun owners.

“Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is pouring millions into trying to make the state of Maine just like New York City when it comes to gun control,” said Cox. “Whether or not you own a gun, you need to know that Question 3 would be a nightmare for all of you.”

Anti-gun New York billionaire Michael Bloomberg has dedicated his fortune to drowning out the voices of law-abiding gun owners by spreading misinformation about his unenforceable and unfunded ballot initiative. The NRA has committed its resources and grassroots organization to educating voters on the truth and defeating this extreme gun control ballot initiative.

Nothing in Question 3 would prevent criminals from obtaining or using firearms; this intrusive legislation would only hurt law-abiding gun owners by imposing unnecessary, burdensome restrictions on common activities that pose no danger to public safety. If approved, the mandate would force law-abiding gun owners in Maine to drive to the gun store, stand in line, surrender personal information and pay a transfer fee just to loan their hunting rifle to a neighbor for the weekend.

“Why do Bloomberg, Obama and Hillary Clinton really want their so-called ‘universal background checks’? It isn’t about public safety or gun bans or anything else; it’s about power and control,” Cox explained. “Question 3 will cut another chunk out of your freedom. You need to stand up for your rights, stand up to the Michael Bloombergs and Hillary Clintons of the world, and vote No on Question 3.”

Question 3 will be on the ballot in Maine during the general election on Tuesday, November 8, 2016.

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:

  • 3 thoughts on “NRA Attacks Question 3 Ballot Initiative in Maine

    1. Seems like this is the new opposition to our constitutional republic form of government. Billionaires simply pay for petition signatures and put what they want on the ballot. Then they simply pay for mountains of full page, large print advertisements and eons of air time aimed at convincing voters who are too busy earning money and rearing their children to search for the truth. At the end, voila! We have a new law. Anyone borrowing a shotgun for the weekend prairie chicken hunt becomes a felon — along with the lender. And of course, the firearm is confiscated, probably along with all the firearms owned by both the lender and borrower. What could be simpler. The billionaires don’t even have to visit the field or pass through the high crime areas along the way. They simply sit in their lavish penthouse office and dictate memorandums. No more trouble from peaceable, lawful citizens.

      1. @Gene R, I agree with what you say, and I see Trump as a kind of revolt against it. We can always dump him if he doesn’t work out, but under current circumstances, we can not seem to shed our “political elite”.

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