Sheriffs' from around the state are joining together and opposing Question 3 which would expand background checks to virtually all firearm transfers or sales. Question 3 on the November ballot will require the buyer and seller of a gun to meet at a licensed dealer, where a background check will be done. Exceptions include emergency self-defense, while the parties are hunting or sport shooting together, and transfers between family members. Now 12 of the 16 Sheriffs in Maine have signed an opposition letter to Question 3.
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