Coverage of Maine gun control legislation quotes emeritus professor Hodgkin

Professor Emeritus of Political Science Douglas Hodgkin. Photograph courtesy of the Androscoggin Historical Society.

Professor Emeritus of Political Science Douglas Hodgkin. Photograph courtesy of the Androscoggin Historical Society.

With the Maine Legislature considering various gun control measures this session, the Kennebec Journal turns to Professor Emeritus of Political Science Douglas Hodgkin for insight into how voters treat lawmakers who do or don’t share their views on guns.

Hodgkin tells reporter Tom Bell that Mainers who support gun rights tend to cast their votes for candidates who share their views.

But gun control supporters aren’t as vigilant, says Hodgkin. They won’t punish lawmakers for voting what they consider to be the wrong way on the issue because, as Bell writes, “other issues are more important to them.

 

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