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Maine Senate narrowly supports expanded background checks, 72-hour waiting period

Posted on AllSides April 12th, 2024
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The Maine Senate endorsed a series of bills Friday night that would require mandatory background checks for private gun sales, create a 72-hour waiting period for firearm purchases and ban bump stocks and other rapid-fire devices. The Senate also voted to study whether the state should allow residents to voluntarily waive their rights to purchase or receive firearms. A bill that would allow civil lawsuits against gun manufacturers who irresponsibly market and sell firearms failed. All of the bills will face additional votes before any progress to the governor’s desk....

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