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

Joshua Johnston
Margaret May Lambert
James Ashmore
Dale Young
Mark Merrill
James Bodah
Jimmy Busque
James Thomas
Sheila Weeman
stephen laplant
Forrest Brown
Harry Robinson
Colleen Bradstreet
Cory Caspary
Catherine Perham
katrina smith
Natalie Ware
Randall Bryant
Glenn Dickey
Mike Chaplin
David McDonough
Mark Cain
Gregory Miller
mike vermette
Albert Fournier
Parys Ciuksza
Mark Taylor
Charles Willette
Martin Rigoulot
Elaine Heuiser
3,421 signatures

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  • Joshua Johnston
    signed 2019-01-26 10:14:28 -0500
  • Margaret May Lambert
    signed via 2019-01-26 07:40:43 -0500
    Police usually only get there to clean up after a crime, not prevent the crime from happening in the first place.


    I’m not willing to risk my lifeon hoping the police get there before I’m dead.
  • James Ashmore
    signed 2019-01-26 07:23:44 -0500
  • Dale Young
    signed 2019-01-26 07:13:27 -0500
  • Mark Merrill
    signed 2019-01-26 06:37:07 -0500
    Our CONSTITUTIONAL rights have to be protected and preserved. Enough of outsiders and damn stupid liberal Deflect-o-crats forcing our hands and binding them, let alone trying to shut us up from protecting rights that were etched in stone over 200+ years ago.
  • James Bodah
    signed 2019-01-25 20:43:30 -0500
  • Jimmy Busque
    signed 2019-01-25 19:17:33 -0500
  • James Thomas
    signed 2019-01-25 18:57:16 -0500
  • Sheila Weeman
    signed 2019-01-25 18:09:42 -0500
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  • stephen laplant
    signed 2019-01-25 16:46:54 -0500
  • Forrest Brown
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  • Harry Robinson
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  • Colleen Bradstreet
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  • Cory Caspary
    signed 2019-01-25 15:50:08 -0500
  • Catherine Perham
    signed 2019-01-25 15:49:49 -0500
    Catherine Perham
  • katrina smith
    signed 2019-01-25 15:17:58 -0500
  • Natalie Ware
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  • Randall Bryant
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  • Glenn Dickey
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  • Mike Chaplin
    signed 2019-01-25 13:20:49 -0500
  • David McDonough
    signed 2019-01-25 12:44:49 -0500
  • Mark Cain
    signed 2019-01-25 12:32:30 -0500
  • Gregory Miller
    signed 2019-01-25 12:30:55 -0500
  • mike vermette
    signed 2019-01-25 12:22:38 -0500
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  • Albert Fournier
    signed 2019-01-25 12:21:04 -0500
  • Parys Ciuksza
    signed 2019-01-25 12:17:50 -0500
  • Mark Taylor
    signed 2019-01-25 12:16:14 -0500
  • Charles Willette
    signed 2019-01-25 11:36:15 -0500
  • Martin Rigoulot
    signed 2019-01-25 11:24:46 -0500
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  • Elaine Heuiser
    signed 2019-01-25 10:33:57 -0500