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Maine Voters to Weigh Issue of Background Checks Over Private Gun Sales

Judi Richardson doesn’t understand how a gun background check can be a burden to anyone. She pages through a binder stuffed with newspaper clips that tell the story of the night in 2010 when a still-unidentified intruder broke into her 25-year-old daughter Darien’s Portland, Maine, apartment and shot six bullets into her body. It brought Richardson and her husband, Wayne, to the South Portland office of Mainers for Responsible Gun Ownership, just weeks before voters across the state...

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