Maine Senate sets aside bill on background checks for gun shows

AUGUSTA (AP) — A gun-control bill calling for background checks at gun shows has been temporarily set aside.

The bill scheduled for debate Tuesday was tabled and could be taken up again as soon as Wednesday. It would require that a national instant criminal background check be performed prior to the sale or transfer of a firearm at a gun show. The bill would require gun show operators to post signs at gun shows to notify exhibitors of the background check requirement. Failure to perform a background check could result in a $2,500 fine, not $10,000 as initially proposed.

Several gun safety bills surfaced early in the session in the wake of last December's massacre at a school in Newtown, Conn.

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FRANK EARLEY's picture

Most at gunshows are dealers/collectors.........

Most not all. It only takes one............

Steve  Dosh's picture

Mainers , 14:50

Mainers , 14:50 Tuesday
Good ? The chair finally recognized the floor . l o l :D When is enough , enough gun freaks ? 300,000,000 people ? 300,000,000 guns in these very U S of A . A billion perhaps ? 2 billion ? A gun in every cupboard ? Every school. ? .Every statehouse Governor ? Every car & truck ?. .On the floor in the front seat. .the runk ?
Just say " no ." to guns & knives in schools , violence , hate and discrimination , and ' yes ' to pepper spray , mace , tazers , bows and arrows [ Shhh - they are s i l e n t ] , and peaceful resolution to your problems and mis - understandings . Might doen't make right hth ? Dr. Dosh and ohana HI

JERRY ARIPEZ's picture

Simple Reasoning

Those that do not want background checks want to be enable criminals the same opportunity to be able to buy guns, like those that do qualify.

GARY SAVARD's picture

Since most exhibitors at Gun

Since most exhibitors at Gun Shows are dealers/collectors with FFLs, they are already required to do background checks and file forms. I don't see a problem with this requirement.


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