Baldacci voices support for Strimling's Trigger Lock Bill:

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DalekMagi
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Baldacci voices support for Strimling's Trigger Lock Bill:

Live on WVOM this morning, at roughly 7:20AM, Governor John Baldacci said, when asked about Ethan Strimling's mandatory trigger locks on handguns bill, "If the bill comes to my desk, I will sign it." He went on to talk about how Maine was the safest state in the nation, and we needed to pass more restrictions onto law-abiding citizens. If it's so safe, Governor, why the hell do you want to screw it up with this crap?!?

Are there enough Democrats in Augusta willing to go along with this nonsense? It is no longer a definite "No."

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Baldacci voices support for Strimling's Trigger Lock Bill:

[i]"Last year, as the students worked on a civic education project, they came up with an idea to require guns to be sold with trigger locks. This year, they got Sen. Ethan Strimling, D-Portland, to sponsor legislation for them.
"We just decided we wanted to turn this into a law because we all thought it was very important," 14-year-old Lenny Schwartz said.
It turned out that a federal bill already requires guns to be sold with trigger locks, so the boys amended their bill to require locks on guns being stored."
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http://pressherald.mainetoday.com/news/statehouse/070409kidbills.html

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Baldacci voices support for Strimling's Trigger Lock Bill:

The inmates are truly running the asylum.

Mike Travers
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Baldacci voices support for Strimling's Trigger Lock Bill:

Maybe gun owners aren't a political force anymore, now that you only need 38% to be elected to office. I remember when we gun owners marched on Augusta. Two of the speakers there were running for Congress and were there to assure gun owners that they were pro- Second Amendment. They were Rick Bennett and John Baldacci. Obviously, only one of them meant it.

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Baldacci voices support for Strimling's Trigger Lock Bill:

I heard that too and to be perfectly honest I was a little surprised. I have known the Governor for a LONG time and even though we have often been on opposite sides of many issues he has been OK with firearms. To his credit, I still have his direct phone number and when I call he either talks to me or calls me right back. Of ALL the legislators I have worked with (and against) ;) John is the ONLY one who didn't forget who I was AFTER the election cycle was over. He has ALWAYS returned my calls and has taken time to research issues I bring to his attention. Even those on (supposedly) our own side like Longley, Snowe, etc have forgotten how to call unless something is needed. John and I have agreed to disagree on many things but we are usually pretty close on firearms and I was VERY saddened to hear him say that this AM. I will be calling him to allow him the opportunity to clarify what he said and maybe to help him understand that when you have the safest State in the nation concerning firearms, making changes based on emotionalism and disinformation makes little sense.

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NICE JOB, Komrades!

[quote="FLNext"][i]"Last year, as the students worked on a civic education project, they came up with an idea to require guns to be sold with trigger locks. ....
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NICE JOB, TEACHER'S UNION! :twisted:

Your commie brainwashing operation is working like a charm, Komrades!

In no time at all you'll have your little automatons reporting Mommy and Daddy to the Skool Gestapo for having any contraband weapons, Bibles, non-approved material, or for praying, mentioning Jesus, or talking bad about Dear Leader.
:evil:

Just like they did when Josef STALIN was your exalted "Dear Leader",... right? [/b]

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Baldacci voices support for Strimling's Trigger Lock Bill:

This BS that Stimling has sponsored is indicative of the liberal bias that is taught to our children today. When one of the youths was asked last week in committee by a committee if thay had, while doing their research, contacted the NRA or similar progun group and the youth answered, "NO." That is no way to teach a civics lesson with only one side, that of the VPC. Both the school, the teacher and Strimling should be held responsible but in Portland there are so few with common sense I know that it will not be demanded. Sad!

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Baldacci voices support for Strimling's Trigger Lock Bill:

Dear anti-gun paranoid whackos,
Before we discuss the merits of your proposal, please explain the difference between a [b]privilege[/b] and a [b]right[/b].

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Baldacci voices support for Strimling's Trigger Lock Bill:

Trigger locks. What a great idea. I can see it now. Intruder: 'Gimmee your stuff." Homeowner: "No, you can't have it. Just you wait 'til I get my gun. Now where did I put that key?"

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Baldacci voices support for Strimling's Trigger Lock Bill:

[url=http://www.asmainegoes.com/node/]Tell the governor what you think![/url]

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What I Think?

Yeah; I'd tell our Exalted Imperial Gubernatorial Pomposity just exactly what I think...

But I'd likely be spending the next 27 years or so in the klink if I did. :evil:

Thanks for the offer anyway, though.

UJ

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Baldacci voices support for Strimling's Trigger Lock Bill:

A friend called me, she had a restraining order out on a guy, and he broke it - he followed her around, passed her in the street and screamed at her, he contacted her relatives, etc.

She is worried that he gets out of control when he is drinking - so she calls the cops on breaking the RO. He gets busted, gets his guns pulled and the DA files charges.

Court date finally comes along, she says she is worried about his drinking, his depression, his threats of suicide and his anger issues. At best he will get a "continued without finding" situation, RO continued, maybe, court is about to wrap up ... and then he demands to "make a statement".

Anyway, fifteen minutes later everyone in the courtroom, including the judge, is standing there with their mouths hanging open.

6 months suspended, 2 years probation, no guns, alcohol and drug counseling and testing, anger management class. I have no idea why his lawyer didn't just tell him to shut up, but as someone pointed out to me, maybe his lawyer didn't like him either.

He was not happy with the result and made sure everyone in the courtroom knew it.

She goes to the PD to make sure they have his guns. Nope, they don't, and they seem to think maybe he sold them, but can't remember to who and there doesn't seem to be any paperwork on it. Great.

She wants some time for him to cool off and so she stays away from home for a couple of days, but the kids are antsy, and she asks me to stay over for a few days and sleep on the couch. I'd rather be in my own bed than sleeping on someone's couch with a .45 under the pillow, but what are you going to do.

So facing this - Strimling thinks I should have a trigger lock on my gun?

Geeze - if this guy comes through the front door with his 30-06 hunting rifle I'm outgunned - except for the element of surprise.

I'm not trying to be a drama queen, but, gosh, at least give me a fair fight here.

All the laws Strimling and the rest of the Be A Victim crowd can come up with won't stop a lunatic.

They might prevent a law-abiding citizen from defending themselves, though.

Anyway, thinking about it, I've got to get a bigger gun.

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Baldacci voices support for Strimling's Trigger Lock Bill:

I agree with Big Shooter, I was a little surprised too.

Of course, if I were Strimling, I wouldn't take anything the Guv says to the bank, either.

If my memory serves me, didn't he answer his gubernatorial SAM survey in a manner which convinced SAM not to endorse either of them? Has SAM weighed in on this?

The Gov has been clear about the fact that not having to run again frees him up to do whatever he wants, but there are some pro-gun Democrats in the legislature who do have to run again. I bet they are going to rue the spaghetti suppers during the last campaign where they put thier own credibility on the line and assured their pro-2nd amendment constituents that they felt comfortable with the Guv's answers on the SAM survey.

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Baldacci voices support for Strimling's Trigger Lock Bill:

Baldi is a dyed in the wool liberal. That "working class family" business is such hype.

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