$500 Fee for NOT owning a GUN

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    Since the constitution declares we have a right to own a gun, then the government should buy us all one. Government pays for all kinds of other crap that is unconstitutional. It is time they pay for the ones that are guaranteed by the constitution.
     
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    I'm sorry....I read the article through, and it is nothing but absolute bull crap.
     
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    Interesting argument kissmy. If health care is a "right" to be paid for then why not guns?

    Personally they scare the shit out of me. I would not want one in my home with kids around. But I do respect others rights. Just don't fine me k? Lol
     
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    the militia is our State national guard in the usa...

    I have no problems with people owning guns....

    here in maine, 11 year old kids can own a gun and go hunting, if they take the State's course on guns and gun safety....

    at first I was shocked when I heard this rule about children so young being able to handle guns....but later, after living here, it only makes sense to teach them when they are young about gun safety and protecting themselves from coyotes and black bears and wolves....

    But to make it MANDATORY to own a gun and keeping lists of people who do not own them, is wrong, and breaks our constitution in my opinion...
     
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    I agree,and do not think, if passed, it will last long once challenged.
     
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    I can understand the situation Vermont faces, about the same here in Maine, in many rural places there are no police roaming after 7pm in the evening....they are only on call after that point....

    We used to think it was fun, not having cops around....would rev up our cars and speed on the highways after 7pm.... :D and more than likely, each household already owns a gun in both states as it stands....but to make it MANDATORY, and put the people without them on lists, is absolutely ridiculous....

    Crime rates are very low, in both vermont and maine btw

    I think Maine is ranked the 2nd safest state out of our 50.
     
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    I have several friends that live in Maine, the ones that left from down here said they will NEVER move back to this tri-state area, it's a cesspool in comparison.

    One is in Lubeck, in Edmonds Twp. almost on the border by NB, and others throughout Maine But their winters are brutal LOL, but they seem to love it and have all the equipment to deal with the snow etc.
    I am bothered by a state or government mandating some things, and wonder if it's "for our own good, or theirs and their pals". Most required 'things', like car insurance, homeowners ins. drivers licenses, yada yada, are for everyone's good, imho.
    But some things have to be a personal choice,NOT Governments.
     
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    Yeah, people here in Maine tend to have guns.

    We also have a very low crime rate. (Last I read, Maine has the lowest crime stats in the union)

    Guns have nothing to do with our low crimes rates, though.

    First reason I think is that it's much harder to steal and rob from people when you're not anonymous. And when you live in a county with two stop[ lights and 35,000 people NOBODY is anonymous.

    Secondly, we have the oldest population in America. Crime is basically young person's game.

    Finally, even though we've a large popuulation of poor, we also have a fairly stable population. Families tend to stay here for generations.

    Poverty in a rural area is less benign than poverty in the city.

    Living in Maine is about the art of "getting by".
     
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    race has nothing to do with it ? :eusa_whistle:
     

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