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

Kathleen Smith
Glenn Taggett
Mark Irish
Landon Fry
Brittany Lane
Diana Repucci
Shean Crosby
Christopher Dupont
Mark Sibley
Douglas MacGlashing
Bill Kelly
Lendin Stoddard sr
Cory Peterson
wayne leach
Anthony Rerrick
Lynn Carmichael
Larry LaPointe
mark anthony
Devon Fluette
Dennis Higgins
Wesley Grose
Vaughn Woodward
Jubal Gilbert
Casey Gilbert
Ralph Jordan
David. Freitas
Daniel Tapley
Gwendolyn Clark
Clarence Campbell
3,421 signatures

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  • Kathleen Smith
    signed 2019-01-31 07:54:20 -0500
    Kathleen H. Smith
  • Glenn Taggett
    signed 2019-01-31 07:50:01 -0500
    Learn the constitution don’t mess with it. It was written for a reason.
  • Mark Irish
    signed 2019-01-31 07:29:29 -0500
    Shall not be Infringed!
  • Landon Fry
    signed 2019-01-31 06:34:36 -0500
    I am a newer resident to Maine. One of the greatest things about our State is the right to bare arms. Please don’t take that away or even adjust it.
  • Brittany Lane
    signed 2019-01-31 05:55:02 -0500
  • Diana Repucci
    signed 2019-01-31 05:28:22 -0500
  • Shean Crosby
    signed 2019-01-31 00:24:44 -0500
  • Christopher Dupont
    signed 2019-01-31 00:09:16 -0500
  • Mark Sibley
    signed via 2019-01-31 00:09:07 -0500
  • Douglas MacGlashing
    signed 2019-01-31 00:04:52 -0500
  • Bill Kelly
    signed 2019-01-30 23:38:33 -0500
  • Lendin Stoddard sr
    signed 2019-01-30 23:04:17 -0500
  • Cory Peterson
    signed 2019-01-30 22:41:23 -0500
    Cory Peterson
  • Lap49
    signed 2019-01-30 22:30:38 -0500
    This is total bullshit and STOP trying to take away OUR 2ND AMMENDMENT RIGHTS!!!
  • wayne leach
    signed 2019-01-30 22:05:49 -0500
    Wayne leach
  • Anthony Rerrick
    signed 2019-01-30 21:53:50 -0500
    Anthony E Rerrick
  • Lynn Carmichael
    signed 2019-01-30 21:51:22 -0500
    Lynn Carmichael
  • Larry LaPointe
    signed 2019-01-30 21:26:43 -0500
  • mark anthony
    signed 2019-01-30 21:14:43 -0500
    the law is on the gun owners side anyone trying to change these laws need to be jailed
  • Devon Fluette
    signed 2019-01-30 21:12:51 -0500
    Maine is the safest state in the nation. Change nothing.
  • Dennis Higgins
    signed 2019-01-30 20:59:43 -0500
    Dennis Higgins
  • Wesley Grose
    signed 2019-01-30 20:14:19 -0500
  • Vaughn Woodward
    signed 2019-01-30 20:09:39 -0500
  • Jubal Gilbert
    signed 2019-01-30 18:50:26 -0500
  • Casey Gilbert
    signed 2019-01-30 18:43:37 -0500
  • Ralph Jordan
    signed 2019-01-30 17:15:06 -0500
  • David. Freitas
    signed 2019-01-30 16:15:47 -0500
  • Daniel Tapley
    signed 2019-01-30 15:28:02 -0500
  • Gwendolyn Clark
    signed 2019-01-30 15:15:00 -0500
  • Clarence Campbell
    signed 2019-01-30 14:54:18 -0500