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Maine group backs three-part legislation on guns

AUGUSTA, Maine — Prompted by the Connecticut school massacre, a Maine group announced its formation Wednesday, saying that it supports legislation to prevent gun-related violence and will promote gun safety in the state.

Former US attorney Paula Silsby and former Lewiston mayor Larry Gilbert, who also was the city’s police chief and later a US marshal, are co-chairing the Coalition for a ­Safer Maine.

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