Anti-Gun Group Links Trayvon, ALEC, NRA and Rep. Shaw's Gun Bill
Maine Voices: NRA, conservative lobbyists rush extreme gun bill through Legislature
A bill that encourages vigilantism passes with little to no effort to solicit public and police input.
By CATHIE WHITTENBURG
PORTLAND - The...shooting death of Trayvon Martin has brought to light the role that the American Legislative Exchange Council and the [NRA] play in writing state laws....
An Act to Protect Firearm Ownership During Times of Emergency was submitted...by state Rep. Michael Shaw, D-Standish.
The bill grew out of...Hurricane Katrina when New Orleans police confiscated some privately owned guns.
The NRA then worked with ALEC to turn the federal language into state legislation.
Cathie Whittenburg of Portland is an online communications consultant for States United to Prevent Gun Violence.