Protect our Gun Rights! Sign the Petition to Stop Mike Sauschuck!

Whereas, the individual right to keep and bear arms is fundamental to a free society and the sportsman heritage of Maine;

Whereas, this right is guaranteed by the Constitution of the State of Maine, which states  “Every citizen has a right to keep and bear arms and this right shall never be questioned” (Article I, Section 16) and the Constitution of the United States of America, which states, "A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed" (2nd Amendment).

Whereas, Governor Janet Mill has nominated Michael Sauschuck of Portland --- who has publicly stated his belief that Maine people are not competent to use firearms for self-defense and should rely exclusively on police and military members in all cases --- to serve as Commissioner of Public Safety;

Whereas, Sauschuck has regularly appeared in uniform to promote gun control policies, including the 2016 Question 3 gun control referendum financed by NYC billionaire Michael Bloomberg and rejected by the people of Maine, which would have criminalized transfers of firearms between law-abiding Maine people;

Whereas, Sauschuck has publicly called for a new laws that would outlaw the open carry of firearms in every public setting, ban commonly owned firearms and ammunition devices, and eliminate due process rights for Maine gun owners;

Whereas, Sauschuck sits on the Board of Directors for the Maine Gun Safety Coalition, a gun control advocacy organization with ties to NYC billionaire Michael Bloomberg;

Whereas, Maine's Commissioner of Public Safety has broad authority to set policies that infringe on the 2nd Amendment rights of Maine people, including restricting access to concealed carry permits;

Whereas, Governor Janet Mills and Michael Sauschuck have called for new gun control laws that would give officers under the Commissioner of Public Safety the authority to confiscate firearms from targeted Maine people without due process of the law;

Therefore, we the undersigned people of Maine, believe Michael Sauschuck is unfit to serve as Commissioner of Public Safety;

Therefore, we the undersigned people of Maine, call on Governor Janet Mill to withdraw the nomination of Michael Sauschuck for Commissioner of Public Safety and to nominate an individual who will faithfully uphold the Constitution according to his or her oath of office.

Therefore, we the undersigned people of Maine, call on all members of the Maine Legislature's Joint Committee on Criminal Justice and Public Safety to reject the nomination of Michael Sauschuck for Commissioner of Public Safety;

Therefore, we the undersigned people of Maine, call on all members of the Maine Senate to exercise their constitutional confirmation authority to reject the nomination of Michael Sauschuck for Commissioner of Public Safety.

Who's signing

Jason Higgins
charles mathieson
S.R. Anderson
Nicole Prescott
David VanWart
rich frost
Donald Grant
Denise Hickey
Janet Eddy
Peter Rairdon
Bion Sanborn
Matthew Smith
Brent bernier
Oscar Gerry
John Colucci
Greg Blake
Larry Cochran
Justin Jewell
Jeffrey Edwards
Bradley Frank
Tom Courtney
Andrew Swanson
Darren Bruns
Mark Vogeler
Mark Stanhope
Paula Dobbins
Philip Witham
Jessica Crouse
Kevin Collins
Kathleen Iselin
3,418 signatures

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  • Jason Higgins
    signed 2019-02-11 08:47:18 -0500
  • charles mathieson
    signed via 2019-02-08 06:25:49 -0500
  • S.R. Anderson
    signed 2019-02-07 16:43:43 -0500
    Maine doesn’t need or want operatives from out-of-state pushing their unconstitutional California/New York-style guns laws here. Mr. Sauschuck is known to support these out-of-state interests and is NO FRIEND to gun owners in Maine.


    Hunting and the right to have the tools to protect ourselves and families are ingrained in our national heritage and in the Constitution. Mr. Sauschuck can not be trusted to respect Mainers rights and will do anything he can to destroy them or make it so expensive to own and use a gun (high taxes on ammo, special permits, etc.) that our economy here will suffer because many Mainers depend on sportsmen, here and from outside our state, for their paychecks. Mr. Sauschuck’s appointment would be a disaster for our state and our rights.
  • Nicole Prescott
    signed 2019-02-06 10:44:10 -0500
  • David VanWart
    signed 2019-02-06 10:23:25 -0500
  • rich frost
    signed 2019-02-05 18:29:20 -0500
    Presently ME leads the county in freedoms, let’s not go backwards.

    Research the mass killings to see that those in control of this country are using (Yes, participating in them !) them to push us towards being undefended .
  • Donald Grant
    signed 2019-02-05 15:15:45 -0500
  • Denise Hickey
    signed 2019-02-05 15:04:17 -0500
  • Janet Eddy
    signed 2019-02-05 08:03:54 -0500
  • Peter Rairdon
    signed 2019-02-04 18:55:15 -0500
  • Bion Sanborn
    signed 2019-02-04 15:01:58 -0500
  • Matthew Smith
    signed 2019-02-04 06:25:18 -0500
  • Brent bernier
    signed 2019-02-03 21:17:14 -0500
    this is terrible; the safest state and you want to change it not smart; it is in our constitution leave it alone please
  • Oscar Gerry
    signed 2019-02-03 10:39:28 -0500
  • John Colucci
    signed 2019-02-03 09:16:23 -0500
  • Greg Blake
    signed 2019-02-02 19:21:31 -0500
  • Larry Cochran
    signed 2019-02-02 16:04:19 -0500
    Protect our rights to keep and bear arms. It is in our constitution if you have not read it lately. Do not take way my rights because of someone else’s opinion.

    Thank you
  • Justin Jewell
    signed 2019-02-02 09:42:30 -0500
    The right to bear arms shall not be infringed upon
  • Jeffrey Edwards
    signed 2019-02-02 09:38:03 -0500
  • Bradley Frank
    signed 2019-02-02 09:04:07 -0500
  • Tom Courtney
    signed 2019-02-02 08:55:18 -0500
  • Andrew Swanson
    signed 2019-02-02 07:36:11 -0500
  • Darren Bruns
    signed 2019-02-02 07:09:16 -0500
  • Mark Vogeler
    signed 2019-02-02 04:11:50 -0500
  • Mark Stanhope
    signed 2019-02-01 19:14:47 -0500
  • Paula Dobbins
    signed 2019-02-01 15:29:50 -0500
  • Philip Witham
    signed 2019-02-01 15:21:26 -0500
    I oppose Mike Sauschuck being confirmed
  • Jessica Crouse
    signed 2019-02-01 13:44:53 -0500
  • Kevin Collins
    signed 2019-02-01 13:01:27 -0500
  • Kathleen Iselin
    signed 2019-02-01 11:14:37 -0500