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Nov 15, 2018

Gun Laws in Maine

Frquently Asked Questions about Gun Laws in Maine

Generally Maine is a pro gun state.

As of May 5,2015.

Can I carry a hand gun openly?
 in Maine open carry is permitted. Open carry in a vehicle requires a concealed weapons permit.

Do I need a permit to purhase a hand gun?
 A permit is not required to purchase a hand gun or long gun.

Is a license required to carry a concealed weapon?
 Hand guns require a "Shall-Issue" license for concealed carry.

Do I have to register my firearm?
 No.

Do I need a license to own a gun?  No you do not.

Are assault weapons banned?
 In Maine assualt weapons are not restricted.

What about NFA weapons?
 NFA's are not restricted by Maine law.

Before buying a gun check with your lawyer for the latest information and

a strong dose of common sense concerning “Stand Your Ground“ laws.

Remember, a child can never be trusted alone with a gun.


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