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Some communities seek to require gun ownership

By GLENN ADAMS
Associated Press

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) - Communities from Idaho to Georgia to Maine have been inspired to "require" or recommend their residents arm themselves ever since the Newtown school massacre.

All three members of the Board of Selectmen in the small western Maine town of Byron favor such an ordinance. Residents will be asked to vote on it Monday.

The ordinances are considered largely unenforceable. Maine Attorney General Janet Mills says Byron's ordinance will be "null and void" even if it passes.

She says the laws are intended to pre-emptively block efforts at gun controls.

 

Information from: Sun-Journal, http://www.sunjournal.com

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