Tags: maine | gun | law | byron

Town Unanimously Rejects Gun Ownership Requirement

Tuesday, 12 Mar 2013 01:05 PM

By Kenneth Hanner

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink
Residents of a small town in Maine have voted unanimously to reject a plan that would have required every home in the city to have a gun and ammunition.

About 50 registered voters in the town of Byron gathered Monday night at a town meeting held in a one-room schoolhouse and voted down the measure with a show of hands, according to The Portland Press Herald.

Even the measure’s sponsor, Head Selectwoman Anne Simmons-Edmunds, ended up voting against the proposal.

Simmons-Edmunds said she expected to re-offer the proposal after it is amended to exempt people who don’t want guns in their homes for religious reasons, as well as convicted felons and the mentally incapacitated, the Press Herald reported.

Residents of the tiny town (pop. 145) in rural west Maine spoke out against the measure during the meeting, with several saying the proposal subjected Byron to international ridicule.

Randy Richards, 68, an avid hunter and gun owner, said the plan “was the stupidest thing that's ever been done,” the paper reported. “Nobody likes to be told what to do.”

© 2014 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Retype Email:
Country
Zip Code:
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
You May Also Like

To Fight Crime, Chicago Tries Wiping Away Arrests

Tuesday, 22 Jul 2014 14:58 PM

Desperate to curb the gun violence wracking their city, Chicago lawmakers are leading the way toward a counterintuitive  . . .

Mysterious White Flags Appear Atop Brooklyn Bridge

Tuesday, 22 Jul 2014 13:40 PM

Someone has replaced two American flags on the Brooklyn Bridge with mysterious white flags.The white flags - internation . . .

Pew: Young Liberals Losing Faith in Government and God

Tuesday, 22 Jul 2014 12:06 PM

Today's millennials lean left but distrust government, marking a political opportunity to cull their support, which is m . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, NewsmaxWorld, NewsmaxHealth, are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved