- Associated Press - Thursday, February 4, 2016

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) - The case of a disabled Mainer who shot an intruder last year has led to legislation that would prohibit gun bans in subsidized housing.

The Sun Journal (https://bit.ly/1oaBhtf ) reports that state Sen. Andre Cushing says the bill will start a conversation about the conflict between rights of private property owners and their tenants.

The Republican’s bill comes after Harvey Lembo, who uses a wheelchair, shot an alleged burglar in his Rockland home. He says he was defending himself, but his landlord told him that tenants are prohibited from having firearms in the subsidized apartments.

Cushing says landlords who accept public money shouldn’t be allowed to violate their tenants’ rights. Lembo is suing the owner and property management company.

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Information from: Sun-Journal, https://www.sunjournal.com

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