Maine Voters Reject Background Checks, Score ‘Stunning Victory’ for Gun Rights – IOTW Report

Maine Voters Reject Background Checks, Score ‘Stunning Victory’ for Gun Rights

Breitbart: While Americans as a whole were handing Donald Trump a historic presidential win, residents of Maine were defeating an out-of-state push to increase gun control by expanding background checks.

The push was embodied in Question 3, a ballot initiative that would have required Maine residents to go through a background check before letting a friend borrow a gun for hunting. It would have also forced law-abiding citizens to pay a fee for the background check, effectively taxing them for loaning a gun to a friend.

Question 3 was sponsored by Michael Bloomberg-funded Everytown for Gun Safety, and WCSH 6 reports that it “failed” to pass.

According to the Bangor Daily News“By any measure, it’s a stunning victory for what David Trahan, the executive director of the Sportsman’s Alliance of Maine, called a group of ‘ragtag volunteers.’” It’s a victory that proves “you can win on an issue without money … at the grass-roots level.” read more


5 Comments on Maine Voters Reject Background Checks, Score ‘Stunning Victory’ for Gun Rights

  1. The people who voted for it were the out of staters who move here from Mass, NY, NJ who are wanna be hippies in the Portland area.

    They are destroying my town. We are the butt of jokes in So. Portland. We hired a new City Manager because the old got us into a lawsuit and he quit after two days.

  2. I spent several years stationed in Maine in SW Harbor. The people were great and I rate it as one of the best in my 21 years in the Coast Guard. It’s the idiots moving up from Mass and other liberals that are destroying the state. During a major ice storm they were there for each other and didn’t want FEMA coming in to screw shit up.
    I’m glad they stood their ground and defeated this bullshit coming from the likes of Michael Bloomberg. It’s a shame the college towns and Portland and some of the bigger city’s are being destroyed by liberals.
    Liberals = Locust

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