Guns in Schools in Maine

Posted on January 2, 2012

Maine law prohibits possession of a firearm on public school property.1 In 2010, Maine adopted a law extending this prohibition to the property of approved private schools.2 No law in Maine prohibits possession of a firearm on the campus of a college or university, although a Maine law adopted in 2009 specifically affirms the power of any college or university to regulate the possession of firearms on its property.3

See our Guns in Schools policy summary for a comprehensive discussion of this issue.

  1. Me. Rev. Stat. tit. 20-A, § 6552. []
  2. 2009 Me. ALS 614 § 2. []
  3. 2009 Me. ALS 170 (codified as Me. Rev. Stat. tit. 20-A, § 10009). []