Trend – Guns

Faith leaders call for Cabela’s to stop selling assault rifles, high capacity magazines

BY: - December 3, 2023

SCARBOROUGH, Maine — About 40 faith leaders and citizens demonstrated outside Cabela’s in Scarborough on Saturday to call for the retail chain to stop selling high-capacity assault rifles. The participants, who collectively call themselves Thoughts and Prayers in Action, focused their campaign on the nationwide chain in hopes of spurring change in Maine and across […]

Maine’s Sen. Angus King introduces gun legislation to limit high-capacity ammunition devices

BY: - November 30, 2023

U.S. Sen. Angus King of Maine, an independent, introduced legislation Thursday that is designed to curb mass shootings while protecting Second Amendment rights of those who own a firearm for self-defense or sport, such as hunting. According to a press release from King’s office, the Gas-Operated Semi-Automatic Firearms Exclusion, or GOSAFE, Act establishes a list […]

Georgia man arrested while carrying assault-style firearm near U.S. Capitol 

BY: - November 7, 2023

WASHINGTON — U.S. Capitol Police used a taser on and arrested a man on Tuesday whom they alleged walked with an assault-style weapon near the Capitol building, though it didn’t initially appear the man made any direct threats against members of Congress. USCP Chief Tom Manger said during a brief press conference that a 21-year-old […]

U.S. Supreme Court considers case dealing with gun rights and domestic violence

BY: - November 7, 2023

WASHINGTON — U.S. Supreme Court justices during Tuesday’s oral arguments seemed to lean toward upholding a federal law that prevents the possession of firearms by a person who is subject to a domestic violence protective order. Liberal and conservative justices appeared to side with the Biden administration’s position that the 1994 federal law is in […]

In Lewiston, Biden says Americans should be free to live without fear of gun violence

BY: and - November 3, 2023

The issue at hand is freedom, freedom to live safely in the United States, President Joe Biden said Friday afternoon in front of Just-In-Time Recreation, one of two locations in Lewiston where a shooter opened fire last week, killing 18 people and wounding 13 others. “Regardless of our politics, this is about protecting our freedom […]

‘One Lewiston’: Community gathers to mourn victims of mass shooting

BY: - October 30, 2023

There is love, still. That was the message conveyed by speakers during the One Lewiston vigil Sunday night to mourn the lives of the 18 people killed, and pray for the 13 others wounded, in a mass shooting Wednesday in Maine’s second largest city. Androscoggin Bank is working with the City of Lewiston to receive […]

‘A collective sigh of relief’: Suspect in Lewiston shooting found dead

BY: - October 27, 2023

The 40-year-old Bowdoin man suspected of murdering 18 people in Lewiston was found dead Friday night after a two-day search. “I stand here tonight to simply report that Maine State Police have located the body of Robert Card,” said Gov. Janet Mills at a 10 p.m. news conference in Lewiston City Hall. Card is suspected […]

‘Mourning them as irreplaceable’: All 18 victims in Lewiston shooting identified

BY: - October 27, 2023

All 18 victims who were killed in Wednesday’s mass shooting in Lewiston have now been identified by Maine state officials. At a news conference Friday evening, Mike Sauschuck, commissioner of the Maine Department of Public Safety, shared the names, ages and photos of all the victims who were shot at Just-In-Time Recreation and Schemengees Bar […]

This Maine congressman now supports assault weapons ban. GOP challengers double down on opposition

BY: and - October 27, 2023

In the wake of a mass shooting in his hometown of Lewiston in which 18 people died, U.S. Rep. Jared Golden announced his support for a national assault weapons ban, reversing a previous stance that he said had come from “a false confidence that our community was above this,” among “many other misjudgments.” “Because of […]

Officers hone in on Androscoggin River in search for Lewiston shooting suspect

BY: and - October 27, 2023

After more than 36 hours of searching for the suspect in Wednesday’s mass shooting in Lewiston, more than 350 law enforcement officers continue to work around the clock. “It’s easy to think, ‘What’s taking so long’ because everything we watch gets solved in an hour, but in order for us to do our jobs and […]

Expert argues Maine’s yellow flag law could have stopped the suspect in Lewiston mass shooting

BY: - October 27, 2023

One of the many questions circulating amid the ongoing manhunt for the still at-large Lewiston shooting suspect is why reports of his mental instability did not trigger Maine’s “yellow flag” law. Some argue it should have. Police in Maine became authorized to temporarily confiscate firearms from someone who is deemed to be a danger to […]

Maine legislators vow action to address state’s weak gun laws after Lewiston mass shooting

BY: - October 27, 2023

Less than 24 hours after a mass shooting in Lewiston on Wednesday night in which 18 people were killed and 13 were wounded, proponents of gun policy reform pointed out that it remains far too easy to obtain a firearm in Maine and called for stricter safety laws. As Mainers grappled with the tragedy, among […]