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Fundraising Update- 72 Hour Waiting Period Lawsuit

06 May 2024 6:57 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

Fundraising Update

It has been just under 72 hours since we officially started fundraising to combat 72-hour waiting periods in Maine.

Your response has been amazing. From donations ranging from $10 a person to $10,000, we are off to a fantastic start.

We have had more new memberships in the first 6 days of May than we did in all of April, including 8 new Life Memberships. Thank you.

We genuinely appreciate your support, and take your comments such as “Maine is counting on you” to heart. We also know that the economy makes it difficult for many people to have anything extra leftover at the end of the month, so when we receive comments of “It’s not much but it’s all I have”, we know this is something you believe in.

This is no small thing. We are truly in a battle for the heart and soul of not just our State, but our Nation.

We take this very seriously and will see it through to the end-but we need your help.

If you are able to donate, click HERE to donate online or mail to:

Gun Owners of Maine

PO Box 5011

Augusta, ME 04332

Put "legal fund" in the memo.

(Donations to the SAM Legal Fund go to the same cause- we are in this together)

To answer some questions that have come in over the last few days:

Why aren’t you including background checks in your lawsuit?

We will be pursuing a repeal of the expanded background checks, changes in the yellow flag law as well as repealing the paramilitary training bill that was passed last session in the 132nd Legislature, which will begin in January of 2025.

Why aren’t you doing a People’s Veto?

As explained in our previous email, a People’s Veto is not only millions of dollars, it can be overturned by the next legislature. We want a lasting decision not only for Maine, but for other states as well.

Why aren’t you partnering with National Groups?

We anticipate partnering with a national entity at some point in our litigation. National partnerships often come with strings and a loss of autonomy that we need to weigh carefully as we endeavor to best represent the interests of our members and our state.

What can I do if I can’t donate money?

  • Tell your friends, families, and neighbors. Share on your social media. Let’s keep this topic at the forefront of people’s minds through the election in November.
  • Make sure your local FFL/Gun Shop is aware of what is going on.
  • Be on the lookout for upcoming fundraisers in your community.
  • Reach out to your legislators and make sure they know that you will be looking at how they voted on Gun Rights this election season. Support pro-gun rights candidates however you can.

If you have any questions at all, please don't hesitate to ask.

The Gun Owners of Maine Board of Directors

If you have any questions email info@gunownersofmaine.org 

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