Maine Cancels AR Cleaning Class After Some Claim It Would Be Insensitive After the Lewiston Shooting

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The state canceled a class on how to clean your AR guns after a handful of people complained to the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife that it was inappropriate in light of the mass shooting in Lewiston, according to a department spokesman.

The AR models of guns are gaining popularity among hunters, but the category includes the gun that 40-year-old Robert Card II used to kill 18 people and injure 13 others in the October mass shooting in Lewiston. …

The department heard from about a dozen of the more than 400,000 people who received the email notification of the gun classes on Thursday, which also included handgun and shotgun classes.

Although a few people were upset that the department offered the class, several called to complain that the class was canceled, Latti said.

— Julie Harris in Maine Cancels AR Gun Class After Complaints

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