In the Press

Phone-athon 5.28.13

Below are the documents needed to participate in the Phone-athon. If you would like to attend or host a Phone-athon, please contact cami@mcahv.org for directions and more information. Click here for a script for the Phone-athon! Click here for talking points for the Phone-athon. Click here for a sheet to collect the contact information of […]

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The Low-Tech Way Guns Get Traced

Opponents of expanding background checks for gun sales often raise the fear that it would allow the government to create a national gun registry — a database of gun transactions. In fact, federal law already bans the creation of such a registry. And the reality of how gun sales records are accessed turns out to […]

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Results of Emergency Meeting

Members of the Coalition for a Safer Maine and Maine Citizens Against Handgun Violence gathered yesterday evening for an Emergency Strategy Session on our successful bid for gun control in Maine. Participants conference called or attended in person to collect news and advice for our approach as Universal Background Checks prepares to hit the floor. […]

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OUR OPINION: Maine has chance to pass sound, sensible gun limits

Sentinal Article Federal law requires an instant background check for the buyer in every gun sale. That is, it’s required unless the buyer doesn’t want one. It is mandatory in a licensed gun dealer’s shop, but Internet sales and private sales at gun shows or in homes, motel rooms and parking lots are not covered. […]

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Emergency Strategy Session on Gun Control

We have reached a critical moment in the battle for gun reform and need you to join us for an emergency meeting this Thursday. Former Speaker of the House, Mike Saxl, a lobbyist for MCAHV and the Coalition for a Safer Maine, will be providing aconfidential update on the behind-the-scenes workings at the State House and the status of our core issues. […]

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Judi Richardson, Maine

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5-year-old kills his sister, 2, with ‘My First Rifle’

It was “just one of those crazy accidents,” in the words of the local coroner: A 5-year-old in Cumberland County, Ky., accidentally shot and killed his 2-year-old sister yesterday with a .22-caliber rifle. But unlike many suchtragedies, the rifle in this case actually belonged to the child, the Lexington Herald-Leader reports. The gun, which he received as a […]

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WGME Town Hall Forum 5.2.13

To submit questions to the town hall forum on Thursday, May 3, please follow this link.  Coalition co-chair, Larry Gilbert and MCAHV board members, Chief Sauschuck, Liza Walworth, and Lois Reckitt will be attending this evening’s forum. Chief Sauschuck will serve on the panel with Senator Anne Haskell.  “CBS 13 News is hosting a local […]

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Stephen King gives to Maine gun control coalition – Yahoo News

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Stephen King and his wife have made a donation to a Maine group advocating for stricter gun control laws. King says the gift was “five figures” but doesn’t want to say more about it because “charity’s supposed to be a private thing.” The Coalition for a Safer Maine says King is a gun owner and a defender of the […]

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Gun Control Whoop De Doo – Jon Stewart Political Humor

  Jon Stewart looks at the failure of background check legislation in the US Senate by having Jon Oliver look at effective gun control in Australia. Of course, the gun advocate says Australia isn’t the “real world” and is akin to “going to Planet X.”  Of course, Oliver got the gun nut to shut up […]

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