Comments for: Maine Legislature passes bill that promotes background checks for private gun sales

Posted June 19, 2013, at 1:51 p.m.
Last modified June 19, 2013, at 8 p.m.

AUGUSTA, Maine — In a surprise vote Wednesday, the Maine Senate passed a bill that creates civil penalties for those who sell guns in private sales to people who are prohibited from having them. The legislation imposes a civil fine of $500 if a gun seller does not perform a …

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