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Maine Gun Laws

  Open Carry: Lawful
  Duty to Notify Law Enforcement: If permitted there is no duty to notify until asked. If carrying under constitutional carry one must notify upon official contact.
  State Parks: Concealed Carry is legal in accordance with state laws that regulate the right to carry
  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 Without Recognized Permit: Anyone 21+ may carry a loaded handgun 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 Contact Info: Maine Dept. of Public Safety
45 Commerce / State House 164
Augusta ME 04333
207-624-7210
www.maine.gov/dps
  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)
  Constitutional Carry: Yes. Both residents and non-residents 21+ may carry concealed without a permit.
  Resident Permit Reciprocity:
  Duty to Retreat: Duty to Retreat before using Deadly Force except when in your dwelling (108.2)
  Hotels: No legal restriction - Reference article on page 67
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