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Gun Restriction Bills Coming Following Maine’s Deadliest Mass Shootings

Honoring victims, survivors and first responders following the deadliest mass shooting in Maine history is the first order of business for lawmakers returning to work Wednesday at the state House, the Associated Press reports. The Lewiston shooting tribute was expected to set the tone for a session that will include several gun safety proposals, including potential changes to the state’s so-called yellow flag law, which allows a judge to remove guns from someone in a mental health crisis.


The Maine Gun Safety Coalition planned a demonstration in the Hall of Flags to show support for victims and their families. “Our hearts are broken about the shootings in Lewiston,” said David Farmer, spokesperson for the group. “There is an urgent need for action on gun safety reform. We cannot wait any longer to confront this growing problem.”


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