Tag Archives: John Martin

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 […]

Maine has the chance to lead on gun rights

In the coming days, as many Mainers scramble to finalize their tax returns, the Legislature will begin debating what has already become one of the most bipartisan bills of the session. Sponsored by freshman Republican Sen. Eric Brakey of Auburn, this legislation seeks to bring constitutional carry (already the law in Vermont) to Maine. Currently, […]

On Tuesday, vote for real leadership

A controversial, reform-minded Republican governor who’d received national attention running for reelection. A congressman, a pillar of the Democratic establishment who’d been in various offices for decades, running against him. An independent who couldn’t win, but who could nevertheless get enough votes to affect the outcome. The year? 1990. The governor? John McKernan. The challenger? […]