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Old 12-25-2012, 10:00 PM   #11
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I wrote her a (what I thought was) friendly email poiitng out the problem with the "AR-15" at the massacre and the fcat that only pistols where found inside.
I was hoping she might use it to investigate further but got a somewhat defensive reply.

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I've known quite a few "Maineacs", and they've always been very personal people. The ones I've known don't tend to appreciate people asking them questions that ain't none of their business.

Not rude. They just held their info close to the vest, even with people they knew well.
If you were not born in Maine then you are "from away". Some Mainers will set that standard a couple of generations back. In much of the state there is no way to become a true Mainer. You either are or you are "from away".

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I wrote her a (what I thought was) friendly email poiitng out the problem with the "AR-15" at the massacre and the fcat that only pistols where found inside.
I was hoping she might use it to investigate further but got a somewhat defensive reply.
That is typical of reporters. If you are not a major advertiser with the paper the only way to get through to them that they were wrong about something is either through a lawyer or through their editor. Good luck succeeding with either one of those though.
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The reporter was born in Bronxtown, NY. That qualifies as "from away."

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The reporter was born in Bronxtown, NY. That qualifies as "from away."
Ya think???
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Ya think???
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I call BS! Every time we are at the range or pit you see ar's and ak's or at least they are talked about.( Lot's of guys only shooting 22's right now).For economic reasons. Sounds like them trying to make it seem that no one cares if they are banned here.

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Uh...yeah. As a current Maine resident, they probably don't have a single clue what is owned up here by their residents.

Maine has a very strong gun culture, and I've seen NO respect towards ANY federal law displayed up here.

Maine's "go screw yourself, were selling pot now" mentality applies to gun owners as well.

Hell...I bought my first AR this summer...in Maine.

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I call BS! Every time we are at the range or pit you see ar's and ak's or at least they are talked about.( Lot's of guys only shooting 22's right now).For economic reasons. Sounds like them trying to make it seem that no one cares if they are banned here.
Bing bing bing.... thats the sound of steel on target.
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Uh...yeah. As a current Maine resident, they probably don't have a single clue what is owned up here by their residents.

Maine has a very strong gun culture, and I've seen NO respect towards ANY federal law displayed up here.

Maine's "go screw yourself, were selling pot now" mentality applies to gun owners as well.

Hell...I bought my first AR this summer...in Maine.
So can you get pot in stores there like you can here in CA? (actually they call them "clinics").
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I dont know i think its medicinal or something. My school drug tests, so I have no interest in pot right now...

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