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Maine Legislative Committee Discusses Gun Bills
04/23/2013 10:20 AM ET  

A legislative committee is considering more than 20 bills dealing with restricting or loosening gun laws.

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) _ Nearly two dozen gun-related bills pending in the Maine Legislature will likely be combined into one or two comprehensive measures by the Criminal Justice and Public Safety Committee.

The committee struggled to complete work Monday on several of the bills.

The Kennebec Journal reports that the panel voted 6-6 on a bill from Senate President Justin Alfond to limit gun magazines to 10 rounds. It tabled decisions on two other bills, also sponsored by Democrats, that would expand background checks for private gun sales.

The committee is considering more than 20 bills dealing with restricting or loosening gun laws, and Democratic leaders will likely try to turn many of them into a more sweeping proposal.

Republicans and one Democrat on the committee opposed Alfond's bill on magazine limits.



 

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