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Wardens express concern about gun background check measure

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Wardens express concern about gun background check measure

The Maine Warden Service is expressing concerns about the enforceability of a proposal to require background checks for private gun sales or transfers and about Question 3’s potential impacts on the state’s sportsmen. In a statement released Tuesday morning, the warden service said Question 3 “could make criminals out of responsible firearm owners” and is written in such a way “that it will be difficult – if not impossible – for wardens to enforce.” Of particular concern to wardens are requirements under Question 3 that people would have to get background checks before loaning a gun to another person, a common practice among hunters.

Read the complete article: Portland Press Herald

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