Doug Bunker

Candidate for Maine House of Representatives, District 137

Current officeholder: Lawrence Lockman

Next election: November 6, 2018


While I believe that some common-sense suggestions around changes to our background check systems, limiting magazine capacity and weapon types and age limits on purchases should be implemented I also understand that these steps are not the only ones we need to take.

We must commit adequate resources to investigating the sociological and psychological elements at work here as well. I believe that we should, since this is a national issue, insist on an immediate and thorough study by the Center for Disease Control and the National Institute of Health to identify the contributing factors associated with this epidemic and to provide us with the information necessary to reduce the number of these tragic events.
— Doug Bunker
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Electoral History

2018 (general)

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2018 (primary)

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Jan COllins

Candidate for Maine State Senate, District 17

Current officeholder: OPEN Seat

Next election: November 6, 2018

 


I grew up here in rural Maine. Almost everyone I knew had hunting rifles. No one I knew had handguns or semiautomatic weapons. Gun safety was a priority. Parents taught their children how to use, clean and store guns safely. I was always taught never to point a gun at another person. Talking with gun owners on this topic, most agree with the need to have background checks, to ban bump stocks (and any other device that changes a weapon to automatic) and to ban assault weapons. I believe these measures, as well as raising the age for gun purchase to 21, and banning large capacity magazines, are reasonable. Mainers can continue to hunt as they always have and children can feel safe in our schools.
— Jan Collins
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Electoral History

2018 (general)

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2018 (primary)

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Caitlin hills

Candidate for Maine House of Representatives district 97

Current officeholder: Open

Next election: June 12, 2018


I am calling for an immediate ban on assault weapons, a 30-day waiting period for other weapons, vigorous background checks, and closure of loopholes that allow guns to be purchased at gun shows without background checks. I also support more prevention-focused programming and working to create a community of connection and support for all youth and members of our community.
— Caitlin Hills
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Electoral History

2018 (primary)

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Mary Ann Lynch

Candidate for Maine House of Representatives, District 30

Current Officeholder: OPEN

Next election: June 12, 2017


I am not opposed to hunting or the private possession of firearms, but I will focus like a laser beam on banning assault weapons, high capacity magazines, bump stocks, and support closing background check loopholes for private transactions, and I support red flag legislation to temporarily remove guns from someone who is presenting an imminent threat to himself or others.
— Mary Ann Lynch
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Electoral History

2018 (primary)

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Jeremy Mele

Candidate for Maine House of Representatives, District 19

Current officeholder: Matthew Harrington

Next election: November 6, 2018


I appreciate people’s desires to own a firearm to feel secure in their homes and/or to participate in sport. However, neither protection nor sport require the kinds of military grade weaponry that we have seen being used by the murderers at Parkland, Las Vegas, and far too many other places. As a State Legislator, I will work to restrict access to bump stocks and extended magazines. This is a move which, at worst, will be a nuisance to those who will have to reload more while at sport but which will ensure that incredibly quick, deadly, and effective weaponry does not fall into the hands of a would-be school shooter. I will also push for social and economic policies that are conducive to healthy living and behavior, decreasing violence overall.
— Jeremy Mele
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Electoral History

2018 (general)

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2018 (primary)

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Craig Olson

Candidate for US House of Representatives (ME-02)

Current officeholder: Bruce Polquin

Next election: June 12, 2018


This conversation is about common sense. The National Rifle Association has always stated that any measure of gun control is an attempt to repeal the Second Amendment, a slippery slope to the continued erosion of our basic rights. The language they use contains the loaded meanings of freedom and liberty. As they frame it, if you favor common-sense limits on gun ownership, you are against freedom and liberty.

This is nonsense, and they ought to be ashamed.
— Craig Olson, "We Need to Talk About America's Gun Violence Problem," Bangor Daily News Oct. 10, 2017

Electoral History

2018 (primary)

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Heather Sanborn

Candidate for Maine State Senate, District 28

Current officeholder: OPEN (Mark dion running for governor)

Maine House of Representatives, District 43, 2016-present

Next election: June 12,2008


In the wake of yet another school shooting, we need to do all that we can to ensure that our children are safe when they head off to school in the morning. This includes common sense gun reforms, such as banning high capacity magazines and bump stocks, improving and expanding background checks, raising the age to purchase a gun to 21, and providing for “red flag” orders to take away guns from those who may be a danger to themselves or others.
— Heather Sanborn

Electoral History

2018 (General)

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2018 (primary)

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2016 (general)

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