2nd Amendment Under Legislative Attack in Maine ~ VIDEO

Maine – -(AmmoLand.com)- Maine has always been a beautiful place for sportsmen and a well know place for those who like to hunt! Maine has also been very gun friendly for as long as one can remember. Well, that could be changing very soon as 25 anti-gun bills have been submitted in the 129th Legislative Session.

It’s all there…Red Flag, Magazine Ban, Universal Background Checks, etc. No stone has been left unturned by those who will stop at nothing when it comes to stripping the 2nd Amendment.

Here is a link to the bills:

“A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.” and Article 1 ~ Section 16 of the Maine Constitution: “To keep and bear arms. Every citizen has a right to keep and bear arms and this right shall never be questioned.”

The above Constitutional foundations of liberty do not dictate the enumerated infringements below.

Here is a list of the 25 anti-gun bills referenced in the above video:

LR 1618
Rep. Perry of Calais
Title: An Act To Protect Children from Accidental Injury Due to Unsafe Storage of Firearms

LR 1953
Rep. Moonen of Portland
Title: An Act To Allow Municipalities To Prohibit Weapons at Municipal Public Proceedings and Voting Places

LR 147
Sen. Millett of Cumberland
Title: An Act Regarding Access to Firearms by Extremely Dangerous and Suicidal Individuals

LR 377
Rep. Doudera of Camden
Title: An Act To Protect Children by Requiring the Safe Storage of Loaded Firearms

LR 546
Rep. Brooks of Lewiston
Title: An Act To Establish a Statewide Voluntary Firearm Collection Day and Ongoing Program

LR 1088
Sen. Breen of Cumberland
Title: An Act To Allow Municipalities To Prohibit Weapons at Municipal Public Proceedings and Voting Places

POSSESSION

LR 2139
Rep. Fecteau of Biddeford
Title: An Act To Implement an Electronic Background Check for Firearms Licenses and Permits

LICENSING

LR 1670
Rep. Andrews of Paris
Title: An Act To Allow a Valid Maine Concealed Handgun Permit To Serve as a Background Check To Purchase a Firearm from a Licensed Firearm Dealer

CONCEALED WEAPONS

LR 1462
Rep. Cardone of Bangor
Title: An Act To Prohibit Large-capacity Magazines

LR 1096
Sen. Sanborn of Cumberland
Title: An Act To Better Enforce the Prohibition against Dangerous Persons Possessing Firearms

If you live in the State of Maine, it is time to contact your state legislators to help stop these anti-gun bills! If you are not sure on how to contact your legislators, you can watch this video that will explain the entire process to you. It is not difficult at all! Remember to be respectful and tell them that you will remember how they vote when their term is up for vote. Also, follow up the calls with emails and reach out to them on their social media accounts.

The time to be a united front is NOW!! You can locate your Maine Representative here: http://legislature.maine.gov/house/house/MemberProfiles/ListAlpha


Jared J Yanis
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  • 30 thoughts on “2nd Amendment Under Legislative Attack in Maine ~ VIDEO

    1. as a resident of rural maine, this is very disappointing news.. hasn’t even been brought up on local news stations at all here.. as a constitutional carry state, i wonder how long it will be before they try to repeal that too !!!

    2. The liberal left will always use proven tactics to push gun control. The red flag laws are spreading like a cancer across the nation. Circumventing due process simply by citing fear without proof will be disastrous for anyone who owns a firearm. Mere hearsay will result in the conviscation of firearms from innocent owners. What judge is going to risk a wrong decision when it costs him nothing? Innocent until proven guilty is now forfeit and we are powerless to resist their infringement on our rights. This law was proven to be flawed in California, then another law had to be added to criminalize factless accusation for those who cried wolf. By this time the damage was done, a long costly battle to retrieve ones guns begins. It has been proven, that once a law is enacted, the government cares nothing of your rights. Democrats know this is a proven tactic. You should too.

    3. After reading said article and comments I found it necessary to remove myself from the matter at hand. I was born and have lived in Maine for 67 years. I elected to work out-of-state to provide an income to raise my family of 3 children. I did ok but make no mistake I’m poor most standards. With my children college educated, for what that matters, my wife at the time and I decided to split. I moved from southern Maine, Portland area, to central Maine. This is the purpose of boring you with my sad story. I was able to purchase 40 acres of southern exposed land where I built my home. The attitude of people is governed by their surroundings. Portland,with the greatest population for all purposes may be part of Mass or Conn. Having lived with firearms all my life, I don’t see that changing for me in MY lifetime. My children and grand children are a different matter. Susan Collins is the only Rep lawmaker in the northeast and this is troubling. I’ve been a republican all my life. In 16 I voted for John McCain even though I knew it was a wasted vote. this is the point at hand . Your president has done more to divide hard working, blue colored,voters. I haven’t been silent in my distaste for an ill speaking bully. Hence I’ve been seen as a troll to the republican responders in many articles. Trust me I’m anything but. I resent being lied to on many issues of national and world importance. I fear our defense of the 2nd A will go the way of the bump stock. I cannot and will not show the ignorance in truly telling you how feel about our president Donald Trump. I hope and pray we republicans can come up with someone more suitable to serve in 20. I also hope you all stop believing lies and put the blame where it belongs. God help the country and the honest people who support her needs.

    4. To the people in the GREAT state of MAINE, Get RID of all those LIBERAL know it all’s or your going to start looking like the rest of the east coast(N.Y., N.J. MASS, CON, R.I., ) Just to name a few. STAY STRONG Watch what you vote for and WHO you vote for. GOOD LUCK.

      1. That would probably require sinking Portland into the ocean.
        The unfortunate thing is liberalism is an ideology, and it spreads much the same way diseases do. Ever notice that disease outbreaks are most dangerous in cities?
        One thing our Founders understood was that liberty can only be fostered among a population that truly cherishes it. The unfortunate thing is our population no longer cares for liberty, they instead seek servitude. This cannot be cured. And furthermore, the end result is they seek not only to chain themselves to the state, but chain us all.

        Elections have consequences.

    5. What most here do not understand is that in politics It’s a very slippery slope. Any gun legislation is designed to appear reasonable at first sight. These laws will have provisions that will evolve over time becoming more and more onerous and prohibitive once they are on the books.Once the public allows even the simplest laws that hinder ownership or use it lays the foundation for more egregious changes later on. It’s best to fight every attempt the left tries because an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure…
      Don’t forget the NFA was unconstitutional when it was put on the books and so was the 1968 sweeping gun legislation but no one stood up to fight so now no one even thinks about their legitamacy.. We are struggling to fight even the simplest new law.. You now have those who are saying, yes, It’s ok to add more laws and expect that they will be the end to the encroachment…but they are the beginning.

    6. People kill people not guns,this is all nonsense, What’s next knives and axes,pepper spray, Every one of these politicians is protected by people with guns, but you your on your own against violent criminals,and don’t shoot them as they rob and rape your family or friends you will be the one going to prison,Fuck all these libertard demoncrats,they are all enemies of the country period.

    7. I was born in Maine. Grew up around guns and hunting. I fully support the right of law abiding, non-mentally ill people to own firearms. That said, whoever wrote this article is just a delusionally knee-jerk, reactionary extremist.
      Every single one of these bills is a common sense law. Most are designed to protect kids from killing themselves with dads unlocked gun. Anyone who takes issue with making patents lock up their guns so their kids dont accidenty shoot themselves, is an ideological psychopath. Not to mention that there’s absolutely nothing wrong with prohibiting dangerous people from owning firearms!!!
      It seems like he’s freaked out by any legislation that even reference guns. As other people have noted, the legislation for a concealed permit is intended to streamline the process, not complicate it.

      1. No Pete, you don’t “fully support the Right of law abiding people to own firearms”. If you did you’d understand that no “arms” law, in the history of the world, has ever been about making people safer or stopping criminal activity. It’s always about controlling people. If you understood this you’d immediately ask why firearms are singled out as the only object, in the home, that needs to be locked up. Why weren’t razor blades, knives and all pointed objects included?

        As for keeping “psychopaths” from getting guns, how is a law going to prevent that? So far all perpetrators of mass shootings have been either been through background checks or have stolen the guns they used so please, what law would have stopped them?

        As for concealed permit laws, do you or don’t you believe that you have the inherent Right, as a human being, to defend yourself against those who would rape, rob and murder? If you answered yes then you understand that that Right means you must have the means to be able to defend yourself and that is not dependent upon a government entity deciding when, where, if or how you can exercise that Right. It’s your Right not their privilege to issue or revoke as they see fit.

        So, Pete, you either really don’t believe in the Second Amendment and the inherent Right, which it simply reaffirms, OR you are woefully ignorant. Which is it?

      2. Quote: “Most are designed to protect kids from killing themselves with dads unlocked gun.” I don’t live in Maine so I don’t know. Does Maine currently have laws being enforced that require dads to keep all the knives locked up when he is not actually using them? How about all the common poisons most of us have in our kitchens/bathrooms for cleaning – are they required to be locked up? About 730 children die every year from home poisoning compared to about 500 children by accidental shootings at home. It looks like that if the purpose is, as you claim, to protect the kids then Maine would be better off having a law requiring poisons to be locked up. Perhaps require a background check and a state license before allowing anyone to buy Drano?

    8. So, Sachesi, under your version of the self defense law, if three thugs with baseball bats approach an old man and state that they’re going to bust him up, he’s not allowed to use a handgun to defend himself. Your law clearly states that “Only in the case of imitate (sp) protection from certain death shall lethal protection be justified”
      If a thug with a gun approaches an innocent husband, his wife and minor child in public, and states that he just wants to murder the wife and child, and has no ill will toward the husband, the husband is not allowed to use his handgun to save his family members’ lives. If, however, the thug breaks into the victims’ home and expresses his same intentions, the husband is only allowed to use a firearm to protect the child, but not the adult wife.
      These are just two issues I have with your law. Your whole narrative is poorly written and I really don’t want to go to the trouble of list all of the many deficiencies in it. I will say, however, that you really re-think this thing before you embarrass yourself on the internet again.

    9. This is a good thing, we need more of this.
      This is what the Gun law should be.

      Step 1- Gun “school” and written exam- You should be required to take a course on gun safety and how to use a gun correctly, that is 7 days 1-2 hours per day. From how to load, to how to shoot, unload, keep locked up safely, and about actual gun laws, and self defense laws. On the 7th day you are given a test and must get 90% or higher.

      Step 2- Gun training- You should then be required to prove that you can handle a gun safely, have good aim, and can show how to properly store it. If you fail on safety, loading, unloading, or accuracy then you must start over another day. 3 strikes and you have to redo the school part.

      Step 3- Back ground check- In order to get approved for your gun licence, you should have to get your doctor to clear you as being physically and mentally safe putting themselves in legal jeopardy if anything happens with in 6 months, then a criminal background check, no prison time, and then consent of your spouse, and recommendation from 3 other people that they feel you are safe to carry.

      Step 4- License and restrictions- Guns are allowed for Hunting or target shooting, and self defense only what is necessary to stop the crime and keep yourself alive. Up to the judge to decide. Also all license holders go through a daily criminal background check, through a system that updates 24/7. Anything comes up or a reference/doctor recants their endorsement you get it revoked. Guns must be handed back in with in 24 hours or face criminal possession of a fire arm.

      This is largely based off of the Canadian system.

      This should be the self defense law

      5 degrees of murder under law
      First degree shall be any pre-planned killing of a person when not under the threat of death. Minimum sentence life.
      Second degree shall be any non planned intentional killing of another person not in self defense. Minimum sentence 30 years.
      Third degree shall be the intentional killing of a person while under emotional distress. minimum sentence 15 years.
      Fourth degree shall be the unintentional killing of a person directly caused by the defendant that could have been avoided. minimum sentence 10 years.
      Fifth degree shall be any non action that results in the death of another person under the care or protection of the defendant. Minimum sentence 5 years.

      When outside the home and confronted by an assailant
      All persons in Michigan shall have a duty to retreat, whenever able without direct risk of death, and when being directly attacked, said person shall only be permitted to use a weapon in defense if the assailant is using a weapon in the attack. The aggressor shall lose all legal rights to self defense. Only in the case of imitate protection from certain death shall the use of lethal force be justified. The burden of proof shall be on the defendant to prove the killing was legal if such defense is used in the court of law.
      Statute for actions
      The killing of a person in an encounter where the defendant was the aggressor shall be equal to first degree murder in Michigan Law
      The killing of a person without retreating when able shall equal second degree murder in Michigan Law
      The killing of a person in retreat shall be equal to second degree murder under Michigan law
      The killing of a person with a weapon who is unarmed when attacking shall be equal to third degree murder under Michigan Law.

      When inside ones home and confronted by an assailant
      The use of lethal force shall be permitted against any armed assailant with a weapon in their hand, in all other situations no lethal shall be permissible unless in the direct defense of a minor who is in imitate threat of death or grave bodily harm. The burden of proof shall be on the defendant to prove the killing was legal if such defense is used in the court of law.
      Statute for actions
      The killing of an unarmed person no longer on the property of the defendant shall be equal to second degree murder under Michigan Law.
      The killing of an unarmed person shall be equal to third degree murder under Michigan law.
      The killing of an armed person not holding their weapon shall be equal to fourth degree murder under Michigan Law
      The killing of an armed person who is no longer on the defendants property shall be equal to fourth degree murder under Michigan Law

        1. Should read the whole amendment and not cut snippets out to suit your argument, PePe. it also says “a well regulated militia” so the state and feds can regulate said militia i.e. laws about firearms

          1. And you need to understand that, when it was written, regulated didn’t mean controlled, it meant provisioned. Go read the Federalist Papers, the Anti-Federalist Papers, Blackstone and A View of the Constitution by Wm Rawles. When you’ve done that you’ll learn what you missed in History and Civics classes.
            As for the originating troll, The name tells it all. Sack e sh..

      1. Sackeshi, according to your law, if three thugs with baseball bats approach a senior citizen on the street and threaten to assault him, the senior citizen is not allowed to defend himself with a firearm.

        If a thug with a gun approaches a husband, wife and minor child on the street, and states that he intends to kill the wife and minor child, but not the husband/father, the husband/father is not allowed to use his firearm to defend his family. If, however, the thug breaks into the same family’s house and makes the same threat, the husband/father is only allowed to use his firearm to defend the minor child, but not the wife.

        There are numerous other flaws in your logic, Grammer and spelling.
        Certainly, too many for me to waste my time addressing.
        Turn off your computer and stop embarrassing yourself.

      2. @Sack-o-DunkeyDust,
        Why don’t you go move to Canada, or some other country where people have to get permission to exercise their God Given Rights. This is America, Einstein. Our Esteemed Founders got it right over 200 years ago. We already have “common sense” here that precludes the criminally insane, or mentally deficient, or whatever, from buying or owning guns. We don’t need your Commie Bolshevik “laws” on the books that are open to interpretation from TRAITOR judges or LE or other bureaucratic goons and morons. Our values and customs have served us very well over these centuries. If you want to help end unnecessary deaths, go police the medical field which causes over 250,000 deaths from errors every year, or try and get further restrictions on vehicle ownership, because there has been an uptick in people using them as weapons. And perhaps you would like to make peanut butter illegal because people die from allergies to it everyday. We don’t need your kind here, in the land of the free, where people have the right that must NOT BE INFRINGED ! The Supremacy Clause, found in Article Six of the US Constitution, clearly states that no one has a duty to enforce or obey any law that does not conform to the US Constitution and the Bill of Rights. So go get a dictionary and look up what the word “infringe” means, and go study history to find out all the roads to hell that were paved with good intentions by morons who thought they could bring about a perfect world, a utopia. And study up on the tens of millions of people murdered in the 1900’s by tyrants who first disarmed their subjects with “common sense” sounding gun laws, “for the good of the children”, or some other type of nonsense. We don’t need the Bloomberg, or the Not-So-Finesteins, or the Schumers, or the WhiningBergs, or the Soros’s, coming here with their piles of money and bribing or blackmailing our lawmakers to become turn coat TRAITORS, who are now being earmarked for military tribunals.

      3. Based on the Canadian system, eh? I have a better idea, how about you move to Canada?

        Maine, Vermont, and New Hampshire are the safest states in the nation in regard to guns. I don’t think they need any more laws, they are doing fine, as is.
        These laws are inventing problems where none exist.

    10. “LR 1670
      Rep. Andrews of Paris
      Title: An Act To Allow a Valid Maine Concealed Handgun Permit To Serve as a Background Check To Purchase a Firearm from a Licensed Firearm Dealer”

      This one doesn’t sound at all, “anti-gun”. We have it in SC and it speeds up the process of buying a gun from a FFL dealer for the dealer and the customer. Instead of having to wait for NICS check, along with whatever delays and computer glitches, they call State Law Enforcement Division and ascertain that your permit is valid. If so, your sale moves forward, immediately.

      1. It is the same way in my adopted state of Nevada .
        When you have a concealed carry permit, it demonstrates that you
        Have passed a complete background check . Now you walk into a licensed gun dealer’s business pick out a handgun you desire to purchase, show the dealer your concealed carry permit , the dealer runs in through the system and when it clears you walk out with your
        handgun .

        Also speeds up long gun purchases also .

        1. I totally agree, our CCL should be clearance to walk out of a gun store with the gun we purchased. We have been through the back round check prior to that and it’s obvious we own a gun and we are law abiding citizens.

      2. Agree Grigori, on the face of it sounds quite sensible. Renewal this year I had to sign off on permitting records release from Medical and Mental health care in addition to the regular background stuff. So it’s more thorough now than before when I first got my CCP. In fact more thorough than my drivers license, which lets me buy a car and drive in all 50 states.

      3. Until you understand that they are further turning a Right into a privilege they control, or don’t you care? You were born with certain inalienable Rights and you seem perfectly willing to let governments turn them into privileges to be granted or denied at their whim!

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