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

Homeland Security Adviser Demands National Gun Registry

BY PATRICK POOLE JUNE 20, 2016 Following the terror attack in Orlando, the dominant media/political narrativeturned to gun control and now-discredited claims of the suspect’s mental illness (claims which included gay-baiting). Now, one controversial former FBI agent — and current consultant to the Obama administration on “countering violent extremism” (CVE) — is suggesting a national gun registry be created. Such a registry would target millions of law-abiding American citizens. Gamal Abdel-Hafiz, born in Cairo, immigrated to the U.S. in 1990. He recently retired from the FBI after 22 turbulent years at the bureau. Following the Orlando attack, Abdel-Hafiz explained his rationale for creating a … Continue reading

Let’s Rethink Ben Carson’s Candidacy for 2016

Examiner.com: Dr. Ben Carson, potential contender for the Republican presidential nomination in 2016, has been enjoying near “rock star” status in ostensibly conservative circles. If that continues, “conservatives” had might as well give up trying to cast themselves as representing the “pro-gun” position, because Carson’s stance on guns is one that would probably not displease the Brady Campaign. Carson first raised gun owners’ hackles in March, 2013, when he blithely told Glenn Beck that the right to own semi-automatic firearms is contingent on where one lives. From Mediate: But when asked whether people should be allowed to own “semi-automatic weapons,” … Continue reading