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

Benjamin Murphy
Angela Foster
Michael Look
James Andrews
Diane Bourdreau
Timothy Turner
Drew Perez, Sr
Michael Coleman
Michael Bedard
Ty Mauzerolle
Kyle Hanson
John Leary
Brandon Maguire
Christopher Donahue
Dale Hinote
Eric Melanson
Keith Emery
Justin Dyer
Michael Miranda
Jason Foley
Scott Knox
Jamie Robinson
Lincoln Haines
Tristan Brodeur
David Colvin
Michael Webb
Jon Lee
Andrew Alexander
3,421 signatures

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  • Benjamin Murphy
    signed 2019-01-02 15:07:33 -0500
  • Angela Foster
    signed 2019-01-02 15:06:28 -0500
    I will not endorse someone for public office when they have already proven their desire to whittle away at our Second Amendment rights and one who openly treats Maine gun owners in a condescending manner..
  • James Andrews
    @JamesAn85682876 tweeted link to this page. 2019-01-02 15:05:46 -0500
    Sign the petition: Protect our Gun Rights! Sign the Petition to Stop Mike Sauschuck!
  • Michael Look
    signed 2019-01-02 15:05:32 -0500
  • James Andrews
    signed 2019-01-02 15:05:23 -0500
    James Andrews
  • Diane Bourdreau
    signed 2019-01-02 15:04:42 -0500
    Our Constitution was drafted by our forefathers to protect us from tyrants both foreign and domestic. This sacred document shall never be infringed upon.
  • Timothy Turner
    signed 2019-01-02 15:02:23 -0500
  • Drew Perez, Sr
    signed 2019-01-02 15:02:08 -0500
    I object in the most strenuous terms possible the nomination of Mike Sauschuck to the office of Commissioner of Public Safety. He is not impartial and has already violated his oath of office.
  • Michael Coleman
    signed 2019-01-02 15:01:09 -0500
  • Michael Bedard
    signed 2019-01-02 15:01:00 -0500
  • Cathy Collomy
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  • Ty Mauzerolle
    signed 2019-01-02 15:00:05 -0500
  • Kyle Hanson
    signed 2019-01-02 14:59:24 -0500
  • John Leary
    signed 2019-01-02 14:58:56 -0500
  • Brandon Maguire
    signed 2019-01-02 14:58:14 -0500
  • Christopher Donahue
    signed 2019-01-02 14:56:47 -0500
  • Dale Hinote
    signed 2019-01-02 14:56:42 -0500
  • Eric Melanson
    signed 2019-01-02 14:56:26 -0500
  • Keith Emery
    signed 2019-01-02 14:56:13 -0500
  • Justin Dyer
    signed 2019-01-02 14:55:41 -0500
  • Michael Miranda
    signed 2019-01-02 14:55:15 -0500
  • Jason Foley
    signed 2019-01-02 14:54:16 -0500
  • Scott Knox
    signed 2019-01-02 14:54:10 -0500
  • Jamie Robinson
    signed 2019-01-02 14:53:04 -0500
  • Lincoln Haines
    signed 2019-01-02 14:53:01 -0500
  • Tristan Brodeur
    signed 2019-01-02 14:52:26 -0500
  • David Colvin
    signed 2019-01-02 14:52:10 -0500
  • Michael Webb
    signed 2019-01-02 14:51:36 -0500
    Sauschuck is a prime example of an oath breaker in law enforcement and a threat to our constitution.
  • Jon Lee
    signed 2019-01-02 14:50:31 -0500
  • Andrew Alexander
    signed 2019-01-02 14:48:40 -0500