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Sauschuck Confirmation Hearing Scheduled

The public hearing for Michael Sauschuck as Commissioner of the Department of Public Safety has been set for 11:00 AM on February 1.

Mark your calendar and make plans to be in Augusta to testify against the nomination of Michael Sauschuck, a long-time opponent of gun rights who served as a board member for the Maine Citizens Against Handgun Violence and the Maine Gun Safety Coalition.

We must show the Mills Administration that Maine gun owners will not accept a committed enemy of our gun rights as the Commissioner of Public Safety.

During his time as Portland Chief of Police, Sauschuck testified in opposition to Constitutional Carry, and appeared together with national gun control advocate Gabby Giffords to support the Universal Background Check initiative rejected by voters.

Mike Sauschuck supports:

• Banning private transfers of firearms between law-abding citizens

• Banning scary-looking so-called “assault weapons”

• Banning standard-capacity magazines

• Empowering police to confiscate firearms without due process

As Commissioner of Public Safety, he would direct the Maine State Police, the chief law enforcement agency in the state, and the largest issuer of Concealed Handgun Permits.

January News Bulletin Available

All the Maine gun rights news you need to know, and man, is there is a lot to know right now.  Read the latest issue here.

Anti-Gun Legislation Abounds in Augusta

Opponents of gun rights, drunk on the perception of power, have been working overtime to create a breathtaking array of anti-gun bills which will be considered by the Legislature this session.  Just about every major anti-gun theme is represented, and several possible stealth bills are also in the mix.  See the full list here.

The enemies of gun rights think they can force these measure through. It's up to us, grassroots Mainers, to stop them.  

Federal Government Releases Rule Banning Bump Stocks

December 19, 2018 - The Justice Department has released its final rule regarding so-called "bump stocks", classifying the devices as machine guns.  

Gun Owners of Maine is very disappointed in the Administration's action in regard to bump stocks, and we believe that banning these devices through regulatory rulemaking illegally and unconstitutionally usurps the role of Congress, which has the sole power to make new law. We expect this new rule to be promptly challenged in Federal court, and to be firmly rejected.

2018 Gubernatorial & Congressional Candidate Gun Rights Grades Released

 F   CARON, Alan
F HAYES, Terry
F MILLS, Janet
A MOODY, Shawn 

United States Senate
D KING, Angus

US House of Representatives, 1st District
 B   GROHMAN, Marty
F PINGREE, Chellie

US House of Representatives, 2nd District

For complete information for all graded candidates, see our Gun Rights grades page.

2018 Candidate Gun Rights Grades Released

Gun Owners of Maine has released its Gun Rights grades for candidates for the Governor, Crongress, and the Maine Legislature. If you are a candidate who would like to receive a grade form Gun Owners of Maine, please fill out our Gun Policy Questionnaire.

Upcoming Gun Shows

September 22/23, 2018
J.T. Reid's Gun Show
Augusta Armory, 179 Western Avenue, Augusta
Saturday 9am-4pm, Sunday 9am-3pm

October 13/14, 2018
J.T. Reid's Gun Show
Lewiston Ramada, 490 Plesant Street, Lewiston
Saturday 9am-4pm, Sunday 9am-3pm

November 10/11, 2018
Midcoast Promotions
Westbrook Armory, 120 Stroudwater Avenue, Westbrook
Saturday 9am-4pm, Sunday 9am-2pm

We Have A Winner!

The Desert Eagle XIX .50AE goes to...

Daniel Chavanne of Washington! Congratulations to Daniel, and thank you to all those who bought tickets for your support.  Visit our Raffles and Donations page to see our current raffle.


Latest Issue of Gun Owners of Maine Bulletin Available

Get the latest news on the fate of Augusta's current crop of gun-control bills, including LD 1884, Senator Mark Dion's gun confiscation bill in the May issue of the Gun Owners of Maine Bulletin.

Constitutional Carry is the Law in Maine

Constitutional Carry became the law in Maine on October 15, 2015; if you are 21 years of age or more (18+ if active duty or honorably discharged US military) and are not otherwise prohibited from possessing or carrying a firearm, you can now exercise your right to bear arms without obtaining a permit.

To learn all what you need to know to carry a gun lawfully and safely, sign up for our 100% free online SAFER Basic Handgun Safety and Introduction to Concealed Carry course.

SAFER Maine is online!

SAFER Maine, the Statewide Access to Firearms Education and Resources project, is now online.SAFER is a free online resource which provides a Basic Handgun Safety and Introduction to Concealed Carry distance learning course, perfect for those who want to take advantage of Maine's new Constitutional Carry law, which goes into effect October 15, 2015.



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Our community is comprised Federal Firearms Licensed individuals, training instructors, armorers, law enforcement individuals, attorneys, doctors, students, mothers and fathers who are passionate about understanding and expressing our constitutional rights. 

  Join us and add your voice to ours. Our voice grows stronger with every new member! As a community we can ensure that our rights shall not be infringed! 

Gun Owners of Maine, On The Air!

Watch our 10/15/2015 interview with Jon James on Moose 92, the day Constitutional Carry became law, and get the facts. If you want to take advantage of the new law, sign up for our absolutely free online SAFER Basic Handgun Safety and Introduction to Concealed Carry course.

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