Maine Town Official Faces Recall Over Gun Proposal 

Some residents of the small western Maine town of Byron want to recall the local official who supported a headline-grabbing proposal requiring that every home have a gun. Town Clerk Allison Freeman confirmed yesterday that 17 people had signed the petition asking for the recall of Anne Simmons-Edmunds, the head of Byron’s select board. The Sun Journal reports that the petition initiated by resident Robert Bourassa says among other things that Simmons-Edmunds subjected “residents of the town to ridicule, embarrassment and disrepute” with her support of the gun measure. Simmons-Edmunds said she was aware of the petition. Bourassa could not be reached. Voters in the town of about 140 residents unanimously rejected the measure at the town meeting this month.