On Thursday, Central Maine reported that the Maine House defeated a universal gun registration bill.
This bill would have mandated background checks for all private gun sales in the state of Maine.
The 66-80 vote put the nail in the coffin for the bill in the House, while the Senate voted 16-19 for the bill on Wednesday.
A red flag bill which would allow police to confiscate firearms from people who allegedly pose a threat to themselves or others, is still up in the air.
Maine voters rejected a similar registration scheme in 2016.
Thanks to the efforts of former Senator Eric Brakey, Maine has taken a more pro-gun direction over the last 5 years.
It appears that Maine is becoming a harder state to flip for the gun control crowd.
Maine is currently ranked 29th place according to Guns & Ammo magazine’s ranking for most gun friendly states in America.