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Maine Concealed Carry Laws


Maine Gun Laws

  Open Carry: Unrestricted in most public areas
  Duty to Notify Law Enforcement: Required by law to notify the officer upon official contact or when ID requested
  State Parks: Concealed Carry with recognized permit is lawful
  Restaurants Serving Alcohol: Concealed Carry lawful if not posted otherwise
  Firearms at Colleges: Schools individually decide the weapons policy.
  Firearms at K-12 Schools: Firearm possession fully prohibited
  Magazine Capacity Limitations: No restrictions
  Suppressor Ownership: Lawful
  Vehicle Possession by Non-Permitees: Anyone 21 or older may carry a loaded handgun anywhere in a vehicle.
  Firearm Law Uniformity: Uniform throughout State
  Permit Training Requirements: Basically any NRA official course qualifies.
  Permit Issuing Authority: Depending on where you live you may need to apply directly to the state police. Otherwise you may need to apply from your local issuing authority.
  May/Shall Issue: Shall Issue
  State Website: link
  Length of Permit Validity: 4 Years
  Permit Application Process: Submit paperwork along with the fee and proof of training.
  Non-Resident Permits: Non-residents may apply
  Places Off Limits: Courthouses (17-A M.R.S. § 1058)
State Parks (12 M.R.S. § 1803(6), (7) and Bureau of Parks and Lands Rules Chapter 1)
Acadia National Park (12 M.R.S. § 756)
Schools (20-A M.R.S. § 6552)
Federal buildings (18 U.S.C. § 930)
State Capitol area (25 M.R.S. § 2904 & DPS Rule Chapter 41)
Private property when prohibited by the property owner
Establishments licensed for on-premises consumption of liquor, if the premises are posted. Note that even if there is no posted prohibition, it is illegal to carry on these premises while under the influence of intoxicating liquor or drugs. (17-A M.R.S. §1057)
Wildlife Sanctuaries (as listed in 12 M.R.S. § 12707)
Labor disputes and strikes (32 M.R.S. § 9412(5))
Baxter State Park (as prohibited by Rules)
Allagash Wilderness Waterway (as prohibited by rules)
  Resident Permit Reciprocity:
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