Posted July 27, 2017 2:42 pm by Comments

By Staff

Sponsored by NRA-ILA

On August 2, the Maine State Senate will consider
For more than a decade, Maine’s ballot initiative process has transitioned into a gross disproportional representation of the citizens across the state. Almost without exception, an overwhelming majority of the signatures collected to qualify an initiative have been collected from the First Congressional District. This type of system is easy to manipulate and often represents the position of one certain geographic area of the state to the detriment of another.

This past election cycle, gun owners witnessed this dilemma firsthand with the qualifying process for Question 3. Question 3 was a ballot initiative backed by anti-gun billionaire, and former New York City Mayor, Michael Bloomberg, which failed by a thin margin. Under the current initiative qualifying process, a majority of the required petition signatures were collected from urban areas in Southern Maine, putting gun owners at a great disadvantage. LD 31 would correct this problem and restore the integrity of the initiative qualifying system, making it difficult for out-of-state gun control advocates like Bloomberg to push their misguided agendas and buy their way onto the ballot.

Again, LD 31 will need two-thirds of the Maine Senate …Read the Rest

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