Small town in Maine rejects mandatory gun ownership law
Reuters: Voters in a small Maine town unanimously rejected a proposal on Monday that would have required every household to own a firearm and ammunition.
More than 60 residents of Byron, Maine, packed into the tiny Coos Canyon Schoolhouse and quickly voted to make the symbolic measure the first order of business during the town’s annual meeting.
After a brief discussion, residents elected to skip debate and vote. Not even Bruce Simmons, the resident who originally came up with the proposal, voted to support it.
Photo: Residents of Byron, Maine, vote against a proposal that each household be required to own a firearm (Herb Swanson / EPA)