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Know How the Anti-Rights Lobby is Preparing their followers

06 Mar 2024 8:49 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

It is important to stay informed regarding the strategies used by anti-rights groups that are used to twist facts and information to change the fabric of gun ownership in Maine. See Below.

The Maine People's Alliance has issued talking points, read them here. 

MAJOR Action Alert: Updates and New Info

Good afternoon everyone!

We saw a lot of great support for Speaker Talbot-Ross’ mental health bill yesterday, and we are expecting much more for the Bump Stock Ban Amendment and Voluntary Waiver of Firearms bills today. We also had a great turnout for our testimony training last night and hope to see all of you at the State House on Thursday!

With only two days left before the important public hearings set for March 7, we are asking all of our supporters to SIGN UP to give testimony in support of mandatory background checks and 72 hour waiting periods for firearm sales, plus advocating for the addition of a real extreme risk protection order. Please feel free to bring anyone who would be interested in helping advance this vital public safety legislation—whether they plan to testify or simply to stand in the halls and be counted as a supporter.

Anyone planning to give in-person testimony should plan to arrive at the State House by 8:30 AM to get signed up. MGSC staffers will be on hand to direct you to where you need to go. Please note that testimony for both bills being heard on Thursday will be combined; so whether you plan to testify for one or both bills, there will be a time limit of two minutes total for your presentation, and you will only have the opportunity to speak once.

If you would like digital copies of our talking points for these bills to help prepare your testimony, please contact Ben Mitchell at benjamin.s.mitchell91@gmail.com.

We will also hold “office hours” today (Tuesday, March 5) and tomorrow (Wednesday, March 6) for anyone who has questions or would like help in preparing their testimony for Thursday’s bills. Please contact Ben Mitchell at benjamin.s.mitchell91@gmail.com if you would like to attend this Zoom “office hours,” and he will send you the Zoom link.

Thursday, March 7 at 11:30 am: Show Up and Testify for Background Checks and a real Extreme Risk Protection Order (Rotundo/Mills, LD 2224) and 72 Hour Waiting Periods (Rotundo, LD 2238)

Sign Up Here to Testify (or Show Up) on March 7

I hope to see you all at the State House on Thursday! As always, THANK YOU for Showing Up for Gun Safety!


Nacole Palmer, Executive Director

Maine Gun Safety Coalition

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