Maine Lawmakers Reject Gun Control Bills Before Session Even Begins
By Cam Edwards
Huge news out of Maine, where the state’s Legislative Council, comprised of 10 lawmakers from both parties and legislative chambers, met this week to decide what bills would heard in the legislative session beginning in early January. Anti-gun moms may have demanded action by lawmakers in Maine, but they’re not happy with the action taken by legislators. There were seven gun control bills submitted by several lawmakers, and the Legislative Council rejected every single one of them.
The gun bills rejected by the council were proposals meant to improve school safety and create penalties for unsafe gun storage. Another bill that would prohibit guns at daycare centers and other child care facilities was tabled for reconsideration in November.
A bill that would have banned the distribution of assault weapons without proper authority was defeated on a 4-6 vote while another that would have required all gun owners to buy liability insurance for their weapons was defeated unanimously.
Other bills that were rejected sought to redefine machine guns and ban assault-style weapons outright. Also rejected was a Republican proposal that would allow retired law enforcement officers who are cleared by the federal government to carry concealed firearms on school grounds.
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