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    Maine: Proposed Ban on Ammunition Magazine Defeated

    On Thursday, January 27, the Maine Legislature's Legislative Council defeated a measure proposed by state Representative Anne Haskell (D-117), which would have banned the sale of ammunition magazines capable of holding more than ten rounds of ammunition. Since the proposal was requested after the January 7 deadline, the ten person Legislative Council needed to approve the measure before it could be considered by the legislature. The measure failed by a 5 to 5 vote.
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    The council's four Democrats and one Republican, Rep. Andre Cushing, R-Hampden, voted to allow the bill's consideration but the other five Republicans voted against it.
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    January 29

    Council kills bill to ban high-capacity gun clips
    The proposal would have prohibited sales in Maine of the type of ammunition used in Tucson.

    AUGUSTA Maine's legislative leaders have rejected a proposal to prohibit the sale of high-capacity ammunition clips.

    The Legislative Council, which has six Republican members and four Democrats, voted 5-5 Thursday on a bill proposed by state Rep. Anne Haskell, D-Portland.

    http://www.pressherald.com/news/Coun...011-01-29.html
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    This is Good News, however; it ALSO Serves as a Reminder, similiar to The Heller Decision and The McDonald Decision BOTH Rendered by The United States Supreme Court, that, Our Firearm Rights again Hindged on ONE VOTE!

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    Legislative Council Members for the 125th Legislature

    Sen. Kevin L. Raye, President of the Senate, Chair of the Legislative Council
    Rep. Robert W. Nutting, Speaker of the House, Vice-Chair of the Legislative Council
    Sen. Jonathan T. E. Courtney, Senate Majority Leader
    Sen. Debra D. Plowman, Senate Assistant Majority Leader
    Sen. Barry J. Hobbins, Senate Minority Leader
    Sen. Justin L. Alfond, Senate Assistant Minority Leader
    Rep. Philip A. Curtis, House Majority Leader
    Rep. Andre E. Cushing, III, House Assistant Majority Leader
    Rep. Emily A. Cain, House Minority Leader
    Rep. Teresea Hayes, House Assistant Minority Leader
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    Thank you for taking the time to at least email me regarding your
    concerns. The fact that I chose to vote to allow the issue to be
    considered by the full legislature should not be construed as my
    support for the measure. In fact as someone who strongly supports the second amendment rights of citizens in this state and as an NRA
    member I do not feel this is a reasonable approach to solving the
    problem.

    It is not the clip or the weapon that kills it is the individual who
    controls that weapon that may use it to do so.

    That being said, there is a fundamental difference in how we who
    control the majority should influence the course by which issues are
    played out and if this matter needs a public hearing then at times
    regardless of how we personally may feel it is important to respect
    the rights of individuals to pursue discourse. That sir is what we as
    elected officials are obligated to consider. Additionally, I was
    approached by the sponsor who sought my support and agreed to comply
    with certain requests from me as to the timing of consideration on
    this bill.

    Having observed the heavy handed course pursued by the other party's
    leadership over the last few sessions and then having both watched and
    participated in the citizen actions to repeal certain laws through
    referendum it has become clear that when you stifle debate it at times
    manifests itself in other unhealthier ways.

    I am happy to discuss this matter further with you if you require
    clarification. Thank you for taking your time to read this email and I
    hope that it offers a better understanding of my actions in this
    particular case.

    Andre E. Cushing III
    State Representative- District 39
    (Dixmont, Hampden, Newburgh)
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