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Angus King on Gun Control

Independent Former ME Governor


No gun permits for men under restraining orders

For too many of our citizens, day to day life is a living hell of fear of the monstrous violence that takes place behind closed doors. We can pass laws, add judges and DAs-and we will-but this scourge will not pass until we decide once and for all as a people that it is not acceptable, cool, cute, or a symbol of macho power to beat up on women or children. I canít imagine anything less macho than a grown man hitting a kid. If you think back 20 years, we came to a similar point with driving drunk and we toughened the laws, but we also just plain stopped tolerating it.

And so tonight, letís start that process of change-first by committing ourselves to enforce the law-in my view, the rule should be zero tolerance-abuse of women and children in Maine will not be tolerated and will be prosecuted. Letís send this message by preventing someone under a protective order as a result of domestic violence from getting a permit to carry a concealed weapon. This isnít gun control, itís common sense.

Source: 2001 State of the State address to the Maine legislature , Jan 24, 2001

Other governors on Gun Control: Angus King on other issues:
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Paul LePage
ME Senatorial:
Olympia Snowe
Susan Collins

Newly seated 2010:
NJ Chris Christie
VA Bob McDonnell

Term-limited as of Jan. 2011:
AL Bob Riley
CA Arnold Schwarzenegger
GA Sonny Perdue
HI Linda Lingle
ME John Baldacci
MI Jennifer Granholm
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OK Brad Henry
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SC Mark Sanford
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WY Dave Freudenthal
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