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Maine’s packing heat: More people are legally carrying concealed guns in Maine | Lewiston Sun Journal

Who are they? Lots of women and ‘more normal people than people might expect.’

It is, by her own admission, a worst-case scenario.

“Jane” wants to be able to protect herself if an intruder breaks into the house and gets the jump on her husband.

“If something happened and you drop the gun and you’re dead on the floor, I’ve got to know how to use it,” she told him.

So, last weekend, after a lot of thought, the couple attended a local five-hour gun safety course. On Tuesday, they applied for concealed firearms permits at the Lewiston Police Department. Jane’s husband used to target practice as a kid with his father. She’s never shot a gun in her life.

“It’s such a tough, tough decision, at least for me it was,” said Jane, who’s in her late 30s. “I still don’t know if it came down to it, shooting to wound or taking a life, if I can do it.”

Click on the link for the rest of today’s story by Kathryn Skelton in the Lewiston Sun Journal.

Defendants not guilty in lobsterman shooting trial | Bangor Daily News

Defendants not guilty in lobsterman shooting trial – Bangor Daily News.

Jury begins deliberations in Maine lobsterman shooting case – Bangor Daily News

[Deliberations have started, apparently. — KM]

Jury begins deliberations in lobsterman shooting case – Bangor Daily News.

Maine ‘lobster wars’ trial of illustrates case of bad blood on Matinicus | The Kennebec Journal, Augusta, ME

[I posted a link to a wire story about this trial earlier, but this has far, far more details. — KM]

Trial illustrates case of bad blood on Matinicus | The Kennebec Journal, Augusta, ME.

Closing arguments today in trial of Maine lobsterman | The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram

Closing arguments today in trial of lobsterman | The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram.

Lobsterman shooting trial under way on Maine’s midcoast | Bangor Daily News

Lobsterman shooting trial under way on midcoast – Bangor Daily News.

Matinicus shooting trial to begin | Bangor Daily News

Lobstering is dangerous work!

Matinicus shooting trial to begin – Bangor Daily News.

Friends, family pack church for shooting victim’s service – Bangor Daily News

 Friends, family pack church for shooting victim’s service – Bangor Daily News.

Tips for covering mass shootings

I’m posting this here for any of my friends still in the news business. These are common sense tips, but worth a reminder. Here a link:

Tips for Covering Mass Shootings

Also, here’s a link to the story about Monday’s shooting:

http://www.lvrj.com/news/Two-FBI-agents-shot-in-downtown-Las-Vegas-80624367.html