March 24, 2013

Dan Demeritt: Keeping guns from criminals a worthy goal of regulation

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George Smith agrees that this is a fair approach for law-abiding Mainers and compliments Sen. Collins for both respecting our traditions of gun ownership and finding a way to lead on the issue in Washington through hard work rather through political trickery.

Much of the work Sen. Collins is doing on guns is occurring right here in Maine. And it is not going unnoticed by sportsmen and their advocates.

Earlier this month Sportsman's Alliance of Maine Executive Director David Trahan wrote Collins expressing appreciation for her outreach to his organization.

He specifically mentioned her "thoughtful approach to creating solutions that address keeping firearms out of the hands of criminals and toughening laws against hardened criminals that seek to harm innocent Americans."

This spring the U.S. Senate is going to lead the national discussion on the prevention of gun violence. Senator Collins, with her understanding of Maine's gun owning traditions and her determination to find common sense solutions, will be among the most respected voices in that debate.

Dan Demeritt is a Republican political consultant and public relations specialist. He is a former campaign aide and communications director for Gov. Paul LePage. He can be contacted at:

Twitter: @demerittdan


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