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December 30, 1993 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A judge upheld an 18-year ban on guns in housing projects in Portland, Me., rejecting a challenge brought by the National Rifle Assn. State Justice Sidney W. Wernick concluded that the Portland Housing Authority ban on the possession and display of firearms was a reasonable measure to promote the health, welfare and safety of tenants. The ruling was a setback for the NRA, which sued on behalf of an unidentified couple that owns guns and lives in one of the city's 10 housing projects.
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April 5, 1995 | From Associated Press
Maine's highest court Tuesday struck down a 20-year-old ban on guns in public housing projects. Sidestepping the constitutional issue of the right to bear arms, the Supreme Judicial Court instead ruled, 6 to 0, that the Portland Housing Authority has no authority under state law to regulate possession of guns. The case has been watched closely around the country. The Chicago Housing Authority, for instance, has prohibited firearms for more than 20 years. The National Rifle Assn.
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April 5, 1995 | From Associated Press
Maine's highest court Tuesday struck down a 20-year-old ban on guns in public housing projects. Sidestepping the constitutional issue of the right to bear arms, the Supreme Judicial Court instead ruled, 6 to 0, that the Portland Housing Authority has no authority under state law to regulate possession of guns. The case has been watched closely around the country. The Chicago Housing Authority, for instance, has prohibited firearms for more than 20 years. The National Rifle Assn.
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December 30, 1993 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A judge upheld an 18-year ban on guns in housing projects in Portland, Me., rejecting a challenge brought by the National Rifle Assn. State Justice Sidney W. Wernick concluded that the Portland Housing Authority ban on the possession and display of firearms was a reasonable measure to promote the health, welfare and safety of tenants. The ruling was a setback for the NRA, which sued on behalf of an unidentified couple that owns guns and lives in one of the city's 10 housing projects.
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December 2, 1993 | JACK NELSON, TIMES WASHINGTON BUREAU CHIEF
Senate Majority Leader George J. Mitchell said Wednesday that he opposes taxes on ammunition and increased license fees for gun dealers, two gun control ideas that the Clinton Administration is considering. The Maine Democrat, turning testy when pressed about the politically sensitive issue, decried what he called "an interesting tendency whenever we pass legislation" to devaluate its significance and suggest some further step.
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