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After Orlando, handgun demand spiked in Maine and elsewhere

In line with past patterns, background check requests from Maine gun dealers spiked in June, following the country’s deadliest mass shooting at a gay nightclub in Orlando. Maine background checks for handguns jumped about 18 percent in June, compared with one year earlier. More striking is the longer-term rise in handgun permit requests. Using a 12-month moving average, background checks for […]