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Maine Town Official Faces Recall Over Gun Proposal
03/22/2013 10:50 AM ET  

The effort in the town of Byron to recall the head of the select board comes after voters rejected a proposal to require every home to have a gun.

BYRON, Maine (AP) _ Some residents of a small western Maine town that made national news when voters were asked whether every home should be required to have a gun have launched an effort to recall a town official who supported the proposal.

Town Clerk Allison Freeman confirmed Thursday that 17 people had signed the petition asking for the recall of Anne Simmons-Edmunds, head of Byron's select board.

The Sun Journal reports that the petition initiated by resident Robert Bourassa says among other things that Simmons-Edmunds subjected "residents of the town to ridicule, embarrassment and disrepute'' with her support of the gun measure.

Simmons-Edmunds said she was aware of the petition. Bourassa could not be reached.

Voters in the town of about 140 residents unanimously rejected the measure at town meeting this month.



 

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