Poll finds support for guns – as well as limits – in Maine

Mainers are more likely to own guns than most Americans, but they’re also more supportive of increasing restrictions, such as banning semi-automatic rifles and high-capacity magazines, according to a Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram poll.

While the poll results appear contradictory, they reflect Maine’s traditional gun culture, said Scott Bahr, senior consultant with Portland-based Critical Insights, which conducted the poll for the newspaper between Jan. 7 and Jan. 9. [cont.]

Tom Bell, Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram

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