AUGUSTA, Maine – Lawmakers in Maine are preparing to address gun safety proposals as they return to work at the state House. The session is set to include honoring victims of the deadliest mass shooting in the state’s history, which took place in Lewiston.
The Maine Gun Safety Coalition is organizing a demonstration in the Hall of Flags to express support for the victims and their families. The tribute to the Lewiston shooting is expected to set the tone for the upcoming session, which will focus on various gun safety proposals, including potential changes to the state’s yellow flag law.
David Farmer, a spokesperson for the group, emphasized the urgent need for action on gun safety reform, stating that waiting longer to confront the growing problem is not an option. Additionally, the lawmakers will consider bills carried over from the last session, such as a proposal to give greater sovereignty to Native American tribes in the state.
Other items on the agenda include a request to impeach Secretary of State Shenna Bellows and a supplemental budget expected to exceed $100 million. The Democratic-controlled Legislature will have to decide on how to move forward with these matters.