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

Mike Welch
Jeffrey Cash
Eric Dick
Bruce Temple
Robert Miller
Joan Hamlin-Chapin
Herb Morse
Marcel Morin
David Chapman
Robert Bickford
Heidi Sampson
Karen Hendsbee
Timothy Hendsbee
John Clark
Bruce Washburn Sr
Bart Dickinson
Arthur Chaff
Roland Foss
Jack Holland
Justin Toothaker
Glenn Gervais
Kimberly Olsen
Larry Grimard
Matt Crate
Elizabeth Davis
Warren Douglas
Robert Hamilton
Joshua Johnston
Margaret May Lambert
James Ashmore
3,418 signatures

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  • Mike Welch
    signed 2019-01-28 14:48:08 -0500
  • Jeffrey Cash
    signed 2019-01-28 14:46:42 -0500
  • Eric Dick
    signed 2019-01-28 12:40:48 -0500
  • Bruce Temple
    signed 2019-01-28 09:00:33 -0500
  • Robert Miller
    signed 2019-01-28 03:27:41 -0500
    Robert Miller
  • Joan Hamlin-Chapin
    signed 2019-01-27 20:53:25 -0500
  • Herb Morse
    signed via 2019-01-27 16:56:44 -0500
  • Marcel Morin
    signed 2019-01-27 15:56:42 -0500
  • David Chapman
    signed 2019-01-27 13:10:38 -0500
  • Robert Bickford
    signed 2019-01-27 12:50:01 -0500
  • Heidi Sampson
    signed 2019-01-27 12:22:08 -0500
  • Karen Hendsbee
    signed via 2019-01-27 11:56:42 -0500
  • Timothy Hendsbee
    signed 2019-01-27 11:35:43 -0500
  • John Clark
    signed via 2019-01-27 11:16:28 -0500
  • Bruce Washburn Sr
    signed 2019-01-27 11:05:54 -0500
  • Bart Dickinson
    signed 2019-01-27 11:00:51 -0500
  • Arthur Chaff
    signed 2019-01-27 09:48:59 -0500
  • Roland Foss
    signed 2019-01-27 08:43:14 -0500
    Why would anyone slap the face of the State

    police, by nominating a Portland police officer to run the state police?
  • Jack Holland
    signed 2019-01-27 08:36:10 -0500
    Jack Holland
  • Justin Toothaker
    signed 2019-01-27 08:05:34 -0500
  • Glenn Gervais
    signed 2019-01-27 07:26:14 -0500
  • Kimberly Olsen
    signed 2019-01-27 07:25:41 -0500
  • Larry Grimard
    signed 2019-01-27 06:58:53 -0500
  • Matt Crate
    signed 2019-01-26 21:28:12 -0500
  • Elizabeth Davis
    signed 2019-01-26 17:28:22 -0500
    Elizabeth A Davis
  • Warren Douglas
    signed 2019-01-26 13:57:22 -0500
  • Robert Hamilton
    signed 2019-01-26 13:07:31 -0500
  • Joshua Johnston
    signed 2019-01-26 10:14:28 -0500
  • Margaret May Lambert
    signed via 2019-01-26 07:40:43 -0500
    Police usually only get there to clean up after a crime, not prevent the crime from happening in the first place.


    I’m not willing to risk my lifeon hoping the police get there before I’m dead.
  • James Ashmore
    signed 2019-01-26 07:23:44 -0500