Following the atrocities that happened in Lewiston, Maine in October, there has been a renewed push for tougher gun-control measures not just in Maine but across the United States of America. Now, Maine Senator, Susan Collins, has joined the list of politicians that are working to curb gun violence across the country.

According to an article published by Maine Public, Susan Collins, with assistance of SAM (Sportsman's Alliance of Maine), is drafting a new bill aimed at allowing certain military personnel, under circumstances, to intervene and confiscate guns from some citizens.

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The bill, currently in draft form, would allow branches of the United States military, under State Crisis Intervention Law, to 'confiscate firearms from people that have been deemed a danger to themselves or others.

The Maine crisis intervention law was partially drafted by the Sportsman's Alliance of Maine and is more commonly referred to as Maine's 'Yellow Flag Law', Maine Public Reported in the article.

Maine Public said that David Trahan, leader of the Sportman's Alliance of Maine, a longtime gun rights advocacy group, told them in part about the Lewiston shooting,

"That should have been resolved months before that, he (the gunman) should never have had a gun to conduct this. That's the place where our system failed and that's where our organization will put our very significant influence in the coming months."

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This bill follows a proposal from Maine Senator, Angus King, who recently introduced legislation that would limit 'assault style' weapons to having a fixed-only magazine and a maximum 10-round capacity. Some people view this proposal as an alternative to a full-on 'assault weapons' ban.

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