Archive for the 'Gun Control' Category

It’s always interesting to see how other communities solve social problems. Take the school shooter, for example. South Carolina’s House subcommittee approved a measure this week that would allow concealed weapon permit holders to carry guns onto public school campuses, from elementary schools to universities.
This doesn’t mean children will be packing. You […]

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Crazy Mainers with Guns

Gov. John Baldacci, Attorney General Steven Rowe, a gun-control group and some mental-health advocates are backing a bill in the Legislature that would make it more difficult for mentally ill Mainers to buy guns.
Before you yup-yup and move on, however, consider the fact that Maine is one of 28 states that withhold mental-health data from […]

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Jim Zumbo is an avid, lifelong hunter. His website includes such lifetime achievements as “hunting deer in all 50 states.”
I grew up in hunting-happy rural Northeastern Pennsylvania. The hour long school bus ride to school during hunting season meant driving by dozens of deer suspended from trees or tied to the hoods […]

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Boston officials claim that illegal guns are flowing into the city thanks to lax gun laws in Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont. Mind you, nobody knows just how many people buy guns in Maine and re-sell them in Massachusetts, but an estimate by the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Massachusetts indicates 8 percent of illegal […]

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Governor Baldacci announced $9 million dollars in HUD assistance to homeless Mainers. More than $5.2 million through the Maine State Housing Authority, over $2.5 million to the Portland Continuum of Care, and over $1 million to the Bangor/Penobscot County Continuum of Care. See Gov.
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Click-n-Kill

Governor John Baldacci has signed a pre-emptive bill to ban the practice of remote-control hunting. Click-n-Kill websites that merge webcams with remotely-controlled guns allow the virtual dregs of society that pass as website visitors to kill unsuspecting animals thousands of miles away without spilling a single drop of beer or burning a single calorie in […]

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Assault weapon enthusiasts have been dispelling the popular myth that they are all a bunch of “conspiracy-theory, whacko redneck gun nuts” by emailing threats of violence and making screaming phone calls to lawmakers, Maine Citizens Against Handgun Violence, or anyone who suggests (a.) background checks before buying guns, (b.) waiting periods before buying guns, […]

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Gay AK-47 Wedding

Ethan Strimling is proposing a ban on assault weapons and the gun “collectors” are coming out of the woodwork to champion the Maine Constitution with its “keep and bear arms” provision. “Slippery slope” thinking is behind most of these challenges. Gay rights = gay marriage. If you take away my AK 47, […]

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Senator Snowe has joined as an original cosponsor of the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act (s.397) which protects makers of firearms and ammunition from “frivolous” lawsuits. “Firearms are legal products” argued Snowe. Hmm. So are cigarettes… if you think second hand smoke is lethal, try “second hand bullets.”
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People With Guns Kill People

Two mothers, the Maine Medical Association, and gun control advocates have proposed a 10 day waiting period on gun purchases for those under 22. Against? The NRA and the Sportsman’s Alliance of Maine. See: MaineToday.com
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