Maine lawmakers will take into account these gun-related payments after the Lewiston capturing

AUGUSTA, Maine — Maine legislative leaders permitted Thursday gun-related payments for consideration in 2024 that can carry additional significance after final month’s Lewiston mass capturing.

The Legislative Council, a 10-member panel of prime lawmakers, met on Thursday to green-light new measures for consideration. In even-numbered years, members can solely submit laws {that a} majority of leaders deems an “emergency.”

Thursday’s assembly was initially scheduled for Oct. 26 however was delayed after a gunman on Oct. 25 killed 18 folks and injured 13 others at a Lewiston bowling alley and bar.