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Maine Permitless Carry Reminder!
« on: October 09, 2015, 11:49:25 AM »
Starting October 15, 2015 Maine will be Permitless Carry. Anyone who is 21 years of age or Active Military/Veterans 18 – 20 who can legally possess a firearm can carry it concealed in Maine without any type of Permit/License to Carry. There are a few quirks in their new law that people need to be aware of.

For military under 21 years of age you would need to carry your Military ID. For Vets under 21 you would have to have some way of showing you were a vet. Maine has not stated what would be accepted as proof you were a veteran and under 21 years of age.  Handgunlaw.us believes the only thing that would show this would be your DD-214 and your state issued Drivers License or State Issued ID.

If carrying in Maine under Permitless Carry and approached by a police officer on any official contact you must immediately inform them you are carrying a firearm by law. If you have a permit/license that Maine honors you do not have a legal obligation to inform.

Maine will now honor all states that honor them. Maine will not honor all other states permit/licenses like all the other states that are permitless carry. They will honor anyone who honors them. Starting October 15, 2015 Maine will honor the following states. AK, AL, AZ, AR, DE, IA, ID, IN, KS, KY,  LA, MI, MO, MS, ND, NC, NE, OH, OK, PA, SD, TN, UT and WY. These states either honor Maine already or they have a signed agreement with Maine. That brings to 24 the number of sates Maine honors up from just 8 previously.

The Permitless Carry law has implications with places off limits. Without a permit/license that Maine honors you can’t carry in the below listed places when carrying under the permitless carry law while those with a permit/license they do honor can.

1.  Acadia National Park (Permit required; 12 M.R.S. §756)
2.  State Parks (Permit required; open carry not permitted; 12 M.R.S. § 1803(7))
3.  Regular archery hunting-deer only (Permit required; 12 MRS § 11403)
4.  Employees’ vehicles on work premises (Permit required; vehicle must be locked and firearm   
     must not be visible; 26 M.R.S. §600)

Maine law is very specific that you have to have a Permit/License to Carry that Maine issues or honors to carry in the above listed locations. Carrying under Permitless Carry would not be legal in those locations. You can see more about this at the Maine State Police here:
http://www.maine.gov/dps/msp/licenses/documents/Summaryoflaw.pdf

There will be some additions to the list of states Maine Honors. Colorado, Florida, West Virginia and Florida are almost certain. New Hampshire is almost certain but New Hampshire does things their own way. Some of the other states that have reciprocity in their law and may honor Maine in the future. Handgunlaw.us has contacted Maine telling them that CO, FL, WV and WY will honor them if they contact them. I have also contacted those four states telling them that Maine law has changed and that they will now honor anyone who honors them and they should contact Maine concerning this. From their replies I believe they have/will contact them. So look for the list of states that Maine honors to grow.

For those who don’t/can’t get a permit in their home state you can obtain a Maine Carry Permit. The application can be printed here:
 http://www.maine.gov/dps/msp/licenses/documents/Weapons/non-resident%20application%20package.pdf
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Re: Maine Permitless Carry Reminder!
« Reply #1 on: October 09, 2015, 12:13:31 PM »
I should have added that Maine will only honor Resident Permit/Licenses from the states they honor. Maine will not honor any Non Resident permit but their own.
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Re: Maine Permitless Carry Reminder!
« Reply #2 on: October 09, 2015, 02:10:47 PM »
Waaay cool Gary! Thanks!

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Re: Maine Permitless Carry Reminder!
« Reply #3 on: December 01, 2015, 09:22:04 PM »
That's ok.

Not going there anyway...I think.

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