The Maine state Senate will consider Legislative Document 31 on Wednesday, hoping to curb new measures that only benefit one segment of the population.
NRA-ILA reports that the bill would amend the state Constitution to require that the signatures on any ballot initiative include voters from both of Maine’s congressional districts, with the number of signatures from each district constituting no less than 10 percent of the total vote cast for governor in that district during the previous election. LD 31 requires the votes of two-thirds of the Senate in order to pass and appear on the ballot in November.
During the last election cycle, the Michael Bloomberg-backed anti-gun ballot initiative Question 3 received most of its qualifying signatures from urban areas in southern Maine. LD 31 is intended to make it more difficult for out-of-state politicians to meddle in Maine’s political process.
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Bloomberg Admits His Side Is Losing The War Against Gun Owners
In an interview with the Los Angeles Times, Michael Bloomberg answered a question about gun control and the lack of movement from Congress in passing more legislation. “What does it take to get Congress to pass something like expanded background checks?" he was asked.
His response is very revealing in that it lacks the cocky self-assurance typically seen in the man for whom money is usually the answer for every “problem.” Instead, he basically conceded defeat: “We’ve tried to work to get background checks in at the state level because it seems not likely at the federal level at the moment.”
Yes, the same megalomaniac who first tried to get New York City to conform to his every control—from soda and trans fats, to privacy and gun control—and then threw millions into state races across the U.S. in order to buy up our freedom, is now admitting that, “I think it is fair to say at a federal level, we don’t seem to be making progress and at the state level, it’s a few [gun control laws] each year and, you know, that’s OK.” But he couldn’t stop himself from weakly throwing in at the end, “We’re saving a lot of lives.”
Texas Profs File Appeal In Campus Carry Case
Fresh off a resounding defeat in court, several anti-gun University of Texas professors have filed an appeal in a case to block a year-old campus carry law in the Lone Star State.
Earlier this month, District Judge Lee Yeakel wrote that Mia Carter, Lynn Glass and Lisa Moore presented “no concrete evidence to substantiate their fears” and dismissed the case. As a result of the ruling, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton stated: “The court’s ruling today is the correct outcome. The fact that a small group of professors dislike a law and speculate about a ‘chilling effect’ is hardly a valid basis to set the law aside.”
Interestingly, Texas campus carry—allowing for permitted concealed-carry holders aged 21 and older to bring handguns onto campuses—will have been in effect for a year next week. Yet despite the professors’ fears of rampant violence and around-the-clock shootings, there haven’t been any major incidents.
Woman Will Not Be Charged For Shooting Husband In Self-Defense
A Stoddard, N.H., woman will not be charged for fatally shooting her estranged husband earlier this year. Attorney General Gordon J. MacDonald said Nicole Carney acted in self-defense after her ex—Michael—broke into her home, refused to leave, then confronted Carney and her 5-year-old daughter as they hid on the second floor.
Investigators said, “Nicole held off on using deadly force until it was clear that Michael would not comply with her orders to leave the house and when he was just a few moments away from reaching her and her daughter.”
Carney told the New Hampshire Union Leader that her husband had a long record of drinking and threatening her, and became furious when he discovered she was living in the new house. Nicole received a stream of texts from Michael on the day of the shooting, with one saying “I hope you die!!!” and ending with a cryptic “Here,” before he entered the residence. The police report said, “He had told her about a month ago, ‘If I can’t have you, no one can.’”