Signed by the Governor: Maine Law Prohibits State Gun Registries

Posted on June 22, 2017 AUGUSTA, Maine (June 19, 2017) – Last week, Maine Gov. Paul LePage signed a bill into law prohibiting any type of state firearms registry. The law will not only protect the privacy of Maine gun owners, it will also hinder the federal government’s ability to develop a firearms database and create a climate less favorable to federal gun control. Rep. Patrick Corey (R-Windham) introduced House Bill 9 (LD9)  with a bipartisan coalition of cosponsors in January. The legislation prohibits the creation of a state firearms registry. “Notwithstanding any other provision of law to the contrary, a government … Continue reading

ICE Agents Could Be Fired but DEA Agents Keep Their Jobs

Concerned about the alleged “mistreatment” of Border Patrol and other Homeland Security employees who are trying to enforce immigration law, Republican senators want to know how may DHS employees have been disciplined over the last six years for refusing to comply with the Obama administration’s “prosecutorial discretion” policy. “We write regarding potential retaliation against Department of Homeland Security (DHS) personnel for upholding their oaths of office and faithfully discharging the duties of the offices in which they serve,” eight Republicans said in a March 31 letter sent to DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson. The letter is signed by Sen. Jeff Sessions … Continue reading

DEA Allowed Drug Smuggling in Exchange for Information

From Joe For America: An investigation by El Universal has found that between  the years 2000 and 2012, the U.S. government had an arrangement with Mexico’s  Sinaloa drug cartel that allowed the organization to smuggle billions of dollars  of drugs in exchange for information on rival cartels. Sinaloa, led by Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, supplies 80% of the drugs entering the Chicago area and has a  presence in cities across the U.S. There have long been allegations that Guzman, considered to be “the world’s most powerful drug  trafficker,” coordinates with American authorities. But the El Universal investigation is the first to publish court documents that include corroborating testimony  from a DEA agent … Continue reading