Maine's branch of Moms Demand Action For Gun Sense In America needs to gather 61,000 signatures to get the measure on the ballot. It would ask voters whether or not they want to require a background check for all gun purchases in the state. This would close loopholes that currently allow gun purchases without background checks in certain venues such as gun shows.
Seems sensible in light of the cold facts about death by guns in the U.S. as compared with other nations. Armed madhouse, indeed.
|Source: Global Burden of Disease Study. Access a data visualization here: http://ihmeuw.org/3oi4|
REVISED: Just found this news that the petition drive on election day was quite successful, with 100 volunteers gathering 10,000 signatures. Go Maine moms!