Maine Town To Vote On Mandatory Gun Ownership

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\"U.S.While gun rights activists are at the state capitol in Connecticut protesting proposals to ban some guns, a small town in Maine is poised to vote on a very different ordinance: mandatory gun ownership.

The town of Byron has plans to hold a vote tonight on whether each house in the 140-person town should be required to own a gun. It\’s an entirely symbolic vote because Maine, as several other states do, has laws giving the state legislature complete control over firearms regulation.

Head Selectman Anne Simmons-Edmund, who suggested the vote, said most households in the town have at least one gun anyway and she didn\’t intend \”to force anyone to own a gun who doesn\’t want to,\” and simply wanted to \”make a statement in support of the Second Amendment.\”

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