"this just in" piece on an emergency bill, LR 2425, introduced by Sen. Ethan Str
"this just in" piece on an emergency bill, LR 2425, introduced by Sen. Ethan Strimling, D-Portland, to institute a state ban on assault weapons. On Sept. 13, 2004, the federal assault-weapons ban is due to expire, and if a state bill is not passed this session, there will be at least nine months of legal assault-weapon sales in Maine before the legislature could institute a state ban. However, the Legislative Council deadlocked in deciding whether or not the bill qualifies as emergency legislation, and Strimling now must get at least one council member to change their mind. Windham-based weapons manufacturer Bushmaster is poised to take advantage of the expiration of the federal ban, and this year wrote a $10,000 check to Maine House Republicans, the largest single contribution House Republicans received this year.
Bills, Legislative, Firearms Laws and regulations
Irvine, Alex, ""this just in" piece on an emergency bill, LR 2425, introduced by Sen. Ethan Str" (2003). Maine News Index – Portland Phoenix. 1448.