Maine – -(Ammoland.com)-Remember when several people were exclaiming how lucky we are
that we don't live in MA, where they just outlawed “bump stocks”, demanding their citizens turn them in for destruction? No money, not “sorry”, no conversation. Turn in your property, or face jail and become a Felon.
Well, we're not “lucky” anymore.
For almost 2 months the radical Democrat leadership here in Maine has been trying to weasel something just like their MA Comrades did into our Maine legislature, as EMERGENCY LEGISLATION. It looked like it was going to “go away” but this latest round of propaganda slinging has revitalized them and the Legislative Council will be voting to bring it up to the full legislature next Tuesday (2-27-18).
Think about this for a minute. This silly plastic accessory that thousands of us have been using for competition, recreational shooting and just good solid range time for almost 15 years, without a single problem, is now facing a ban similar to what they just did in MA. How will you like being a felon if you don't turn in your personal private property for destruction or face jail time?
In case you are not familiar with what happened in MA, or completely understand the bump stock issue, here is a link to an informational video I uploaded a few weeks ago, in anticipation of this, here, in OUR HOME. Today is that day unless we work diligently. https://youtu.be/NSfle7vrndg
For those of you who don;t think “a bump stock is worth fighting for” let us clue you in a little as to what will happen if this is put up as a sacrificial lamb: Today it will be this innocuous device. It will be crossed off their list. The next thing they will demand that “no one needs” is a magazine capacity over whatever arbitrary limit they place and shove down our throat. You can turn those in as well, or face jail time. Next will be the guns they deem “aren't appropriate for civilians”, and following that will be all the hunting guns that they will finally admit we were right about because they are the same thing, just more powerful.
So this isn't “a bump stock issue” but our constant giving and NEVER receiving anything in return. EVER.
We constantly have things taken away while they completely ignore our outcry to do something useful, like fix the mental health system and put armed guards in the schools. Children continue to be put at risk, more than ever, in “soft areas” only due to their inability to harden them up to have to admit their policies have failed for so many years. They are putting our children in harms way ONLY to mask their inability to admit that the fantasy of gun free zones doesn't work. All while having no problem with armed security looking out for their money, their Hollywood Celebrity friends and their own security details.
It is time to say ENOUGH with the foolishness. We are not compromising our liberties anymore. We have done nothing wrong and refuse to be patsies for their failed policies.
What can you do?
Watch the video above if you do not understand this Bump stock issue or are not familiar with what just happened in MA and is heading this way.
Contact the members of the Maine Legislative Council and let them know that they are not fooling anyone. Bump stocks have never been used in a crime in Maine and are owned by thousands of law abiding citizens who use them appropriately, and have for over a decade.http://legislature.maine.gov/…/legislative-council-mem…/9241
Contact your Senator and Representative and ask that they also oppose such ridiculous and unnecessary new legislation. This is not an issue on Maine, and certainly not an EMERGENCY, as our Constitution only allows during a second session.
Share this information with everyone you can so they see the underhanded politics being played right here in Augusta, to mirror their extreme Massachusetts comrades.
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Please be polite and factual in your correspondence. You are representing our community and we needs friends in the Capitol if we're going to expect them to listen to us. Many of these legislators are completely uninformed about this issue, and these devices, and the more information we can provide them to PROVE they are being intentionally lies to about these, the better. Please remember these factual points:
- Bump Stocks DO NOT convert any firearm to a machine gun.
- They do not alter the mechanism to fire any faster than it is already capable of.
- They ONLY EXIST so law abiding people can comply with the law and is not a “work-around or loophole”. They are completely legal and have been deemed as such by the highest legal authority (BATF) who is certainly not a pro-gun organization.
These have been in existence, as they are sold today, for almost 15 years and thousands of Maine citizens own and use these without incident.
Maine is not a “Gun Control Pioneer” like the crime ridden states that have adopted similar legislation, and has a long tradition and heritage of simply complying with Federal law. We have no “problem” to fix, much less rising to the level of an “Emergency Bill” for this session.
Whatever you do, please don't assume “it will never happen” or that this isn't an important issue. Everything we sacrifice, in an attempt to appease those who wan't all of our guns outlawed, only brings them closer to their goals and accomplishes nothing of substance. While this specific device may not be of direct interest, the next thing they demand, will be. They must be stopped now. We are not Maineachusettes.
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