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Today, Nov. 30, Maine Senator Angus King introduced the Gas-Operated Semi-Automatic Firearms Exclusion (GOSAFE) Act, a bill that he says will work to reduce mass shootings while protecting responsible gun ownership for law-abiding Americans. The proposal would regulate the sale, transfer, and manufacture of gas-operated semi-automatic guns.

From Sen. King: For years, I have said that rather than using the appearance of these guns to restrict them, we should instead focus on how these weapons actually work and the features that make them especially dangerous. “The Gas-Operated Semiautomatic Firearm Exclusion (GOSAFE) Act addresses the lethal capacity weapons like the one used in Lewiston and most of the deadliest mass shootings across the country. Nothing can bring back the lives of our family and friends, but responsible actions moving forward can reduce the likelihood of such a nightmare happening again in Maine or anywhere else.

The bill is co-sponsored by Senators Martin Heinrich (D-NM), Mark Kelly (D-Ariz.) and Michael Bennet (D-Colo.)

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