Posted January 11, 2019 3:00 pm by Comments

By Tom Knighton

Governors appoint people all the time, and most of the time we don’t hear much about them. In fairness, there are 50 states in this great union, and most of those appointees are in roles we rarely hear anything about in the first place. Hell, most people in those states rarely hear anything about those appointees. Is it any wonder the rest of us don’t?

But in Maine, one of Governor Janet Mills’s appointees is drawing a lot of fire toward the Democrat.

It seems gun rights activists aren’t fans of her Public Safety Commissioner pick.

Governor Janet Mills is getting a lot of praise for her cabinet choices…except for one. Gun rights supporters are criticizing Mills’ nomination of former Portland Police Chief Michael Sauschuck to become Public Safety Commissioner.

Mills praised Sauschuck’s law enforcement and leadership experience. But gun rights advocates say the former chief has been a supporter of several gun control proposals, including the referendum two years ago to impose universal background checks.

David Trahan of Sportsmen’s Alliance of Maine says his support for gun control is a problem.

“Guns are viewed differently in Portland than in the rest of rural Maine. Guns are part of our cultural history and …Read the Rest

Source:: Bearing Arms

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