Tag Archives: gun control

Over 200 years ago, muskets got it done

As we all join together with family and friends to enjoy fireworks, BBQ, and this beautiful summer day, let’s all remember that we’re here for a reason: to celebrate our nation’s independence. However, two hundred years ago, our founding fathers didn’t win our freedom from a tyrannical king by staging sit-ins, or with strongly worded protests, […]

GOP must stand up to the White House on gun control in every way

It appears that President Obama is set to undermine Congress and the Constitution by, yet again, taking executive action on an issue: In this case, the right to bear arms. Of course, there is not much Obama can do in this area without congressional cooperation to undermine our civil rights, but it appears that won’t […]

We need a leader who’s serious about fighting terrorism

According to a recent Washington Post poll, only 40 percent of Americans approve of the job President Barack Obama is doing handling terrorism — a new record low. That’s no surprise, given comments that he’s made ranking climate change ahead of terrorism as a national security threat, and that after the San Bernardino attack his first […]

Regardless of party, Mainers believe in the Second Amendment

Throughout the debate over gun laws in Maine it’s worth remembering that, although every death due to violence is a tragedy, statistically Maine does not have a gun violence problem. Only six states have fewer gun murders per capita than Maine, and one of them is Vermont — the first state to implement what is […]

Conservatives need a victory next year, not infighting

The sudden resignation of John Boehner as speaker of the House was a shocking downfall for a man who seemed to have a sure grip on his position. After all, under Boehner’s leadership, House Republicans expanded their majority to their largest since World War II, which included electing a Republican to the House from Maine […]