Maine Democrats seek more firearm restrictions

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Maine Democrats seek more firearm restrictions

#1 Post by DispositionMatrix » Thu Mar 07, 2019 4:18 pm

SP 246 Ban private sales without background checks.
SP 154 Allow municipalities to impose noise constraints on existing firearm ranges.
HP 288 Storage requirement.
HP 763 Storage requirement criminal penalties.
SP 331 72-hour waiting period.
HP 373 Publicly-funded gun surrender.

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#2 Post by highdesert » Thu Mar 07, 2019 4:22 pm

The governor is Democratic and so are both houses of the legislature so not surprising. Everytown is probably very active. A bill in a legislature doesn't mean it will become law, hope gun owners are active in ME lobby their legislators.
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#3 Post by K9s » Thu Mar 07, 2019 4:42 pm

Some good news: You can give them your guns for no charge! What a bargain!
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#4 Post by DispositionMatrix » Mon May 06, 2019 1:41 pm

Another from Maine Democrats:
HP 794 An Act To Prohibit the Sale of High-capacity Magazines

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#5 Post by DispositionMatrix » Mon May 13, 2019 2:59 pm

Numerous Gun Control Bills Draw Support And Pushback From Mainers
More than 100 activists on both sides of the gun control debate were at the State House Friday to testify on nearly a dozen bills being considered this session by the legislature's Criminal Justice and Public Safety Committee. The proposals range from requiring home gun safes to mandating trigger locks, as well as imposing background checks for private gun sales or exchanges.

Dr. Deborah Hagler of Harpswell supports efforts to improve gun safety.

“There are more guns in the United States, according to the Washington Post, than there are people by a count of about 67 million,” Hagler said. “The data suggests our schools are safe, but if you ask and kid or parent right now, they are not going to tell you that.”

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#6 Post by DispositionMatrix » Fri May 31, 2019 2:37 pm

Maine weighs taking guns from some individuals
Democratic Sen. Rebecca Millett’s bill would allow courts to issue an “extreme risk protection order” and order the surrender of that person’s firearms temporarily for 14 days or on an extended basis for 365 days.

The bill would allow such orders only when courts prove that the individual poses a danger to that person or another person.
One amendment would lay out criteria similar to Rhode Island’s for courts to consider when issuing “extreme risk protection orders.” Such factors include the respondent’s mental health history, the reckless brandishing of a firearm on social media, and evidence of recent attempts to acquire firearms.

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#7 Post by senorgrand » Fri May 31, 2019 2:45 pm

I assume there are LEO exemptions to all this bullshit?
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#8 Post by K9s » Fri May 31, 2019 3:11 pm

senorgrand wrote:
Fri May 31, 2019 2:45 pm
I assume there are LEO exemptions to all this bullshit?
They always give exemptions to LEO and retired LEO.
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Re: Maine Democrats seek more firearm restrictions

#9 Post by DispositionMatrix » Fri Jun 14, 2019 2:10 pm

Maine House kills bill to require background checks for private gun sales
The background check bill was the latest in a series of gun control measures to be rejected by the Legislature, despite intensive lobbying efforts by gun safety advocates.

Still pending are a so-called “red flag” bill that would allow police to temporarily confiscate firearms from a person who is deemed to be a danger to themselves or others, and another measure that would require people taken into protective custody to surrender their guns if they were deemed dangerous.

The Legislature also rejected a bill this week that would have allowed municipal and county governments to ban firearms from public places, including polling stations. The Legislature also has rejected a bill that would have created a minimum 72-hour waiting period for the purchase of a gun and another that would have required gun owners to use trigger locks or gun safes on weapons stored at home.

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