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Gun control bills get pushback from some rights groups


Added 05-10-19 01:22:02am EST - “Maine lawmakers are considering gun control bills ranging from prohibiting the sale of high-capacity magazines to instituting 72-hour waiting periods for gun buyers.” - Washingtontimes.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Washingtontimes.com: “Gun control bills get pushback from some rights groups”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) - Maine lawmakers are considering gun control bills ranging from prohibiting the sale of high-capacity magazines to instituting 72-hour waiting periods for gun buyers.

Lawmakers say they’re concerned about suicides linked to firearms. But gun rights groups say Democrats’ push for background checks for private sales and court orders to require certain individuals to surrender guns infringes on Maine’s constitutional right to “keep and bear arms.”

Lawmakers are also considering regulating 3-D printed guns and punishing those who store a loaded firearm that a child then uses.

A Republican’s bill would allow the use of deadly force to prevent death or serious bodily injury in self-defense.

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