25 M.R.S.A. A loss of state gun rights based on a conviction for a domestic violence crime (including a juvenile adjudication that doesn’t qualify above) is in effect only for a five-year period from the date the person is finally discharged from the sentence imposed as a result of the conviction or adjudication, if that person has no subsequent criminal convictions during that 5-year period. §§ 2003(12), (8) and (10). The handgun safety element does not apply to any applicant who holds a valid state permit to carry a concealed firearm as of April 15, 1990 or of any applicant who was or is in any of the Armed Forces of the United States and has received at least basic firearms training. A person holding a valid permit to carry a concealed handgun is not exempt from law. As of July 1, 2020, anyone who, as a result of mental illness, has been ordered to participate in a progressive treatment program under 34-B M.R.S.A. Processing time varies: a permit must be issued or denied, as the case may be, within 30 days for an applicant who has been a resident for at least five years; otherwise, the permit decision must be made within 60 days. We have made every effort to report the information correctly, however reciprocity and recognition agreements are subject to, change. § 11212-A. 15 M.R.S.A. KEEP FIREARMS AND AMMUNITION SEPARATE. 15 M.R.S.A. Although Maine's gun laws are quite liberal, certain cities and towns with built-up areas do place restrictions on discharge of firearms within their municipal limits or limit hunting to shotgun only. § 3011(4). “Unfortunately, I believe a black powder weapon for all intents and purposes is a firearm, just as capable as any of the other prohibited firearms,” said state Rep. DISCLAIMER: This website is for general information purposes only. All proceedings relating to the issuance, refusal, suspension or revocation of a permit to carry concealed handguns are not public proceedings unless otherwise requested by the applicant. “Every citizen has a right to keep and bear arms and this right shall never be questioned.”. It is unlawful to hunt or possesses for hunting any auto-loading firearm having a magazine capacity of more than 5 cartridges, with the exception of firearms using the .22 caliber rimfire cartridge or smaller caliber cartridge or to any autoloading pistol having a barrel less than 8 inches in length. This does not restrict a municipality from regulating the location and construction regarding a “substantial change in use of an existing range” on or after September 1, 2016. 30-A M.R.S.A. It is not unlawful to carry a firearm openly. Information that the applicant has engaged in reckless or negligent conduct. It is a crime to knowingly possess “armor-piercing ammunition.” State law defines “armor-piercing ammunition” as a “projectile or projectile core that may be used in a handgun and that is constructed entirely, excluding the presence of traces of other substances, from one or a combination of tungsten alloys, steel, iron, brass, beryllium copper or depleted uranium, including but not limited to ammunition commonly known as KTW ammunition.” The definition excludes “shotgun shot required by federal or state environmental or game laws, rules or regulations for hunting purposes, a frangible projectile designed for target shooting or any projectile or projectile core found by the United States Secretary of the Treasury or the secretary’s delegate, pursuant to 27 Code of Federal Regulations, Section 178.148 or Section 178.149, to be primarily intended to be used for sporting purposes or used for industrial purposes, including a charge used in an oil and gas well perforating device.”. 32 M.R.S.A. § 13201. Mills TODAY for violating Mainers’ State & Federal Constitutional Rights, Lipman & Katz Settles 6-Year Suit for Veteran Amputee for Close to $1 Million, Mainers & Maine Businesses Bring Constitutional Infringement Lawsuit Against Gov. A failure to do so is a civil for which a fine of not more than $100 may be imposed. 15 M.R.S.A. Please direct your comments and questions to, LIPMAN & KATZ files a CLASS ACTION Lawsuit v. Gov. Any commercial retail sales outlet that sells firearms must post a conspicuous warning at each purchase counter in block letters not less than one inch in height which reads: ENDANGERING THE WELFARE OF A CHILD IS A CRIME. § 2011(5)(B) –(D). This process is not available for those found not criminally responsible by reason of insanity or incompetent to stand trial in a criminal case, or a person adjudged by a probate court to lack the capacity to contract or manage the person’s own affairs. 15 M.R.S.A. Thus, even if the Commissioner were to grant an application submitted by a person pursuant to the Maine statute, the person would still be prohibited from possessing firearms and ammunition under Federal law. Anyone who has been dishonorably discharged from the U.S. Armed Forces. Skip Herrick, R-Paris, in committee testimony last week. IF YOU LEAVE A FIREARM AND AMMUNITION WITHIN EASY ACCESS OF A CHILD, YOU MAY BE SUBJECT TO FINE, IMPRISONMENT OR BOTH. In addition, the following persons are also prohibited: 3. Any person who is adversely affected by a violation of the state of emergency provision above because of a confiscation or seizure or otherwise has a right to bring a legal action against anyone who subjects that person to an action prohibited by the law, and to recover, in addition to any other damages or relief awarded, prevailing plaintiff costs and reasonable attorney’s fees. For more information on restoration of rights following a conviction, see the state website on pardons, https://www.maine.gov/corrections/adult/pardon/#whatguidelines and the federal and relevant state law page at https://ccresourcecenter.org/restoration. § 6552. It is unlawful to shoot or possess a loaded firearm (one with a cartridge or shell in the chamber or in an attached magazine, clip or cylinder, or a muzzle-loading firearm charged with powder, lead and a primed ignition device or mechanism) while in or on a motor vehicle or motorboat or while in or on a trailer or other type of vehicle being hauled by a motor vehicle. § 11214(1). KEEP FIREARMS AND AMMUNITION LOCKED UP. The proposal is backed by a lawmaker who argues it is needed to close a loophole that dangerous people can use to get legal guns.