Protect our Gun Rights! Sign the Petition to Stop Mike Sauschuck!

Whereas, the individual right to keep and bear arms is fundamental to a free society and the sportsman heritage of Maine;

Whereas, this right is guaranteed by the Constitution of the State of Maine, which states  “Every citizen has a right to keep and bear arms and this right shall never be questioned” (Article I, Section 16) and the Constitution of the United States of America, which states, "A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed" (2nd Amendment).

Whereas, Governor Janet Mill has nominated Michael Sauschuck of Portland --- who has publicly stated his belief that Maine people are not competent to use firearms for self-defense and should rely exclusively on police and military members in all cases --- to serve as Commissioner of Public Safety;

Whereas, Sauschuck has regularly appeared in uniform to promote gun control policies, including the 2016 Question 3 gun control referendum financed by NYC billionaire Michael Bloomberg and rejected by the people of Maine, which would have criminalized transfers of firearms between law-abiding Maine people;

Whereas, Sauschuck has publicly called for a new laws that would outlaw the open carry of firearms in every public setting, ban commonly owned firearms and ammunition devices, and eliminate due process rights for Maine gun owners;

Whereas, Sauschuck sits on the Board of Directors for the Maine Gun Safety Coalition, a gun control advocacy organization with ties to NYC billionaire Michael Bloomberg;

Whereas, Maine's Commissioner of Public Safety has broad authority to set policies that infringe on the 2nd Amendment rights of Maine people, including restricting access to concealed carry permits;

Whereas, Governor Janet Mills and Michael Sauschuck have called for new gun control laws that would give officers under the Commissioner of Public Safety the authority to confiscate firearms from targeted Maine people without due process of the law;

Therefore, we the undersigned people of Maine, believe Michael Sauschuck is unfit to serve as Commissioner of Public Safety;

Therefore, we the undersigned people of Maine, call on Governor Janet Mill to withdraw the nomination of Michael Sauschuck for Commissioner of Public Safety and to nominate an individual who will faithfully uphold the Constitution according to his or her oath of office.

Therefore, we the undersigned people of Maine, call on all members of the Maine Legislature's Joint Committee on Criminal Justice and Public Safety to reject the nomination of Michael Sauschuck for Commissioner of Public Safety;

Therefore, we the undersigned people of Maine, call on all members of the Maine Senate to exercise their constitutional confirmation authority to reject the nomination of Michael Sauschuck for Commissioner of Public Safety.

Who's signing

Jessica Crouse
Kevin Collins
Kathleen Iselin
Daniel Dore
Michael Duchaine
deb rowe
Brian Faucher
Samantha Scadding
Kathy Lanpher
Pat Hazeltine
Stephen Leonard
Matt Harriman
Gaige Hamilton
Frank Norwood
Heidi Rubino
Paul Pelletier
Robert Mills
W D Watson
Krista Rideout
Scott Gosselin
Cherie W
Joseph Messina
Michael Wilson
Derek King
Kirk Barkman
Dennis Hussey
Donald Boisvert
Mark Bouley
Stephen Fellis
Douglas Alexander
3,421 signatures

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  • Jessica Crouse
    signed 2019-02-01 13:44:53 -0500
  • Kevin Collins
    signed 2019-02-01 13:01:27 -0500
  • Kathleen Iselin
    signed 2019-02-01 11:14:37 -0500
  • Daniel Dore
    signed 2019-02-01 11:12:55 -0500
  • Michael Duchaine
    signed 2019-02-01 10:59:23 -0500
  • deb rowe
    signed 2019-02-01 10:21:20 -0500
  • Brian Faucher
    signed 2019-02-01 09:32:03 -0500
    NH Resident on the border in Somersworth. I am a member at the North Berwick Rod and Gun club. Sauschucks appointment as may directly impact my ability to enjoy my hobby at my club. That is why I am signing this. GOME! GONH!
  • Samantha Scadding
    signed 2019-02-01 08:33:55 -0500
  • Kathy Lanpher
    signed 2019-02-01 08:29:56 -0500
  • Pat Hazeltine
    signed 2019-02-01 08:11:59 -0500
    I strongly support the 2nd amendment, and strongly support Maine’s constitution, Mr. Sauschuck’s is unfortunately NOT the right candidate for this state.
  • Stephen Leonard
    signed 2019-02-01 07:28:52 -0500
  • Matt Harriman
    signed 2019-02-01 06:56:10 -0500
  • Gaige Hamilton
    signed 2019-02-01 05:06:38 -0500
  • Frank Norwood
    signed 2019-02-01 04:58:48 -0500
  • Heidi Rubino
    signed 2019-02-01 01:39:09 -0500
  • Paul Pelletier
    signed 2019-01-31 23:55:02 -0500
    Mike Sauschuck can not be objectionable on gun rights considering his background with radical out of state big money groups that look to overturn the US Constitution or parts there of . Therefore he does not represent the values of Maine citizens or myself , as he represents tyranny for the people instead .
  • Robert Mills
    signed 2019-01-31 23:39:14 -0500
    Shall not be infringed upon !!
  • W D Watson
    signed 2019-01-31 22:29:26 -0500
    A poor example of the law enforcement officer
  • Krista Rideout
    signed 2019-01-31 21:58:52 -0500
  • Scott Gosselin
    signed 2019-01-31 21:47:12 -0500
  • Cherie W
    signed 2019-01-31 21:14:52 -0500
  • Joseph Messina
    signed 2019-01-31 21:09:14 -0500
    Joseph Messina
  • Michael Wilson
    signed 2019-01-31 21:04:02 -0500
  • Derek King
    signed 2019-01-31 20:42:10 -0500
  • Kirk Barkman
    signed 2019-01-31 20:24:20 -0500
  • Dennis Hussey
    signed 2019-01-31 19:29:26 -0500
  • Donald Boisvert
    signed 2019-01-31 19:18:56 -0500
  • Mark Bouley
    signed 2019-01-31 19:16:01 -0500
  • Stephen Fellis
    signed 2019-01-31 18:29:55 -0500
  • Douglas Alexander
    signed 2019-01-31 18:28:13 -0500
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