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Maine governor addresses gun-rights rally

12:23 PM, Feb 8, 2013   |    comments
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AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) - Gov. Paul LePage spoke to more than 100 people who turned out for an outdoor gun-rights rally at the State House despite the snowstorm and bitterly cold temperatures.

LePage drew cheers when he told the crowd Friday morning that their rights to have guns won't be abridged while he's governor.

LePage mingled with the crowd after his brief remarks and shook hands with many of those attending, despite a 5-degree temperature in Augusta and a stiff wind that blew the snow.

The rally came two days after a coalition formed in the wake of the Dec. 14 Connecticut school shootings announced its support for state legislation to keep guns out of the hands of mentally ill people, limit magazine capacity, have universal background checks and promote gun safety.

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