Bloomberg Fail: Maine Rejects Increased Gun Control

Christine Rousselle
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Posted: Nov 09, 2016 12:05 PM
Bloomberg Fail: Maine Rejects Increased Gun Control

In a victory for the Second Amendment, Maine voters soundly rejected a Michael Bloomberg-backed gun control measure that would have expanded background checks throughout the state. Voters voted against Question 3 by a vote of 52 to 48.

Question 3 would have made it illegal for a person to lend or gift a firearm to a friend without a background check. Given Maine's strong gun culture, Constitutional carry law, and relative lack of gun crime, many voters were concerned that this measure was attempting to "solve" a problem that didn't actually exist in the state.