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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

Permit to PurchaseDetails
Open CarryDetails
Concealed CarryDetails
State Preemption of Local RestrictionsDetails
Firearm RegistrationDetails
Owner LicenseDetails

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)

Offical Concealed Carry page for Maine.

Maine honors the permits of

Arkansas, Delaware, Louisiana, Michigan, North Dakota, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Wyoming

Maine's permits are honored by

Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Delaware, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Missouri, Nebraska, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Tennessee, Utah, Vermont, Wyoming

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