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Overview for Maine

While Maine does not have magazine restrictions for most firearms; firearms used for hunting are an exception. Auto-loading firearms are restricted to having 5 rounds loaded when the gun is used for hunting. Any shot gun that can hold more than 3 shells is illegal to use for hunting. It is illegal to use any automatic firearm for hunting.

A concealed carry permit is not needed to carry in a vehicle, as long as the firearm is unloaded in plain view, or unloaded in the trunk. More information on concealed carry in Maine is available here.

p>The application for a residents CCW permit can be found here The CCW permit application for non-residents can be found The application for a residents CCW permit can be found here

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Law Long-guns Handguns
Permit to Purchase No No
Open Carry Yes Yes
Concealed Carry No Yes
State Preemption of Local Restrictions Yes Yes
Firearm Registration No No
Owner License No No

The Concealed Carry Permit

(often encompasses the open carry permit)

Official Concealed Carry page for Maine.

Maine Concealed Carry Reciprocity

Maine Magazine Capacity


Maine Ghost Gun law

The Ghost gun law in Maine states the following:

Someone will be exempt from these offences if he/she are

Maine Imitation Firearms

What is classified as an Imitation Firearm in Maine?

The following is a list of imitation firearms in Maine:

Air rifle

Does Maine have a gun buy back program?

Yes, Maine has a gun buy back program.

Does Maine have an inheritance gun law?

Maine does not have an inheritance gun law.

Maine FAQ

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