AUGUSTA — As promised in his State of the State speech, Gov. Paul LePage has signed an executive order establishing a task force to address domestic violence in Maine.
LePage says the task force will look for ways to ensure that existing laws and court orders are enforced effectively to keep weapons away from domestic abusers.
He signed the order a day after Tuesday's State of the State address and released details Thursday as part of Domestic Violence Awareness and Prevention Day at the State House.
The task force will review existing laws and practices to ensure that court-issued protection from abuse orders are effective in protecting victims. The governor says he's not interested in laws that infringe upon the ability of law-abiding citizens to own guns.