Maine lawmakers revive ‘red flag’ bill

March 21, 2019

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine legislators have revived a so-called “red flag” bill that could allow police to confiscate guns from people deemed to be a threat to themselves or others.

The bill introduced by Democratic state Sen. Rebecca Millett is similar to the measure vetoed last year by then-Republican Gov. Paul LePage.

Millet says it is time to try again to pass the legislation under Democratic Gov. Janet Mills, who previously supported the measure as the state’s Attorney General.

Mills’ press secretary said Tuesday the governor looks forward to reviewing the bill and working with lawmakers “on this important issue.”

Supporters of the measure include the Maine Chiefs of Police Association.

The Sportsman Alliance of Maine has yet to comment on the bill.