Gun Proposal to Require Background Check Before Firearm Sale or Transfer Between Individuals
It looks like the November ballot in Maine will have a proposal to require new background checks for some gun sales.
Yesterday (Feb. 18) Secretary of State Matthew Dunlap said that supporters of the referendum that would require background check before firearm sale or transfer between individuals obtained enough signatures to make to the ballot. They exceeded the minimum threshold by more than 4,500.
The proposal calls for the parties involved to meet at a licensed firearm dealer, who would then conduct a background check on the gun recipient and complete the sale.
Transfers between family members are excluded from the proposal.
Unless Maine lawmakers approve the proposal, it will go to Maine voters this fall.
[Bangor Daily News, AP]