Population 1.34 million
Semi-automatic hunting rifles are common at sportsmen’s clubs. These guns have the same mechanism as a semi-automatic assault-style firearm, such as the AR-15.
Any person 21 or older who can legally possess a firearm can carry a concealed weapon in a vehicle without a second permit, 18 or older if carrying with a permit/license that Maine honors.
Maine has the lowest number of assaults per capita of any state. It has the lowest violent crime rate overall compared to any other state and the fourth-lowest property crime rate as well.
Population 2.7 million
“But homicides year-to-date in 2022 are up some 35% compared to 2019 figures.
“In total, more than 2,352 people have been shot in Chicago thus far in 2022.
“Last month, officers recovered more than 1,200 firearms, which is an average of more than 38 firearms each day.”
Maybe, just maybe, it is people who need to be controlled, not guns.