Maine and NH Legislators Pressure Gun Store to Stop Selling Rifles


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Three Democrat Maine legislators are using their position to demand the biggest gun store in Maine, stop selling rifles the lawmakers disapprove of. Kittery Trading Post has been a successful business since 1938. From

The Democratic lawmakers wrote a letter to Kittery Trading Post, asking the store to restrict gun sales and to discontinue sales of what the lawmakers said are assault-style rifles. The letter was written by Deane Rykerson, Lydia Blume, and Patty Hymanson -- who represent York and Kittery -- alongside others from Maine and New Hampshire.

"Your store to us has been a symbol of a good business that is involved in the community and the area in which it does business," said the lawmakers in the letter.

The legislators cite the recent school shooting in Parkland, Florida, as one reason for the request, and say boycotts and protests are planned if the store does not respond to their letter.

Using legislative positions to force actions that could not be accomplished within the political system is an abuse of political power. The legislators have far more power than ordinary people. They are threaten boycotts and protests if their demands are not met. Ordinary people can boycott and protest within legal limits. Adding the power of legislators to the efforts, aimed a at singular local business, becomes an abuse of power.

Maine and NH Legislators Pressure Gun Store to Stop Selling Rifles


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Boycotts and protest by people who wouldn't buy a rifle from anyone in the first place. What I mean is, typically you would boycott a place you would normally consider doing business with. These boycotters never had any intension of buying anything from this gun store so the gun store loses nothing by continuing to sell rifles. Tell the lawmakers to go pound sand.


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Yes a boycott would be meaningless.
I hope the owner circulates this letter from the enemies of our republic far and wide.

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