Brewer police are behind a GOP lawmaker’s try to tighten gun legal guidelines

Police in Brewer are working by a Republican lawmaker on modifications to gun legal guidelines that goal to assist them cease an growing variety of armed drug traffickers in Maine.

Sen. Peter Lyford of Eddington has put two payments in on the advice of the division that might improve penalties for unlawful weapon possession and mimic a federal crime by permitting police right here to cost those that purchase weapons for individuals barred from having them.

Maine stands out as a comparatively liberal state with a few of the nation’s loosest gun legal guidelines. Gov. Janet Mills has dissuaded her fellow Democrats from advancing gun management measures since she took workplace in 2019. Some progressives are pushing these varieties of measures once more this 12 months, however the farthest-reaching ones look unlikely to get previous Mills’ veto pen.