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Rep. Mark Dion, D-Portland, who co-chairs the Criminal Justice Committee, said there will be a push for a comprehensive approach to gun laws that includes improving gun safety education; upgrading school security; banning high-capacity magazines; requiring background checks for gun shows and private sales; and restricting access to firearms for the mentally ill.
Sen. Gary Plummer, R-Windham, the ranking Republican on the Criminal Justice Committee, said he thinks lawmakers will be more open to considering many of the proposals they have rejected in the past.
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