Maine State Law Summary

Posted on January 2, 2012


View a comprehensive summary of new state laws enacted in 2013 and 2014.


Among other things, Maine does not:

Local law enforcement does, however, have limited discretion to deny a permit to carry a concealed handgun.

In 2010, Maine had the 10th lowest number of gun deaths per capita among the states. However, based on data published by Mayors Against Illegal Guns (“MAIG”), Maine was the source state for guns recovered in crimes in other states at four times the rate at which guns from other states were recovered after being used in crimes in Maine. In fact, in that year, Maine had the third highest ratio of crime gun exports to imports among the states and the 26th highest rate of crime gun exports among the states.

Maine Firearms Laws

For details about specific firearms laws in Maine, choose a topic below, or see all of the firearms laws in this state.