Maine Gun & Ammo Laws: A 2nd Amendment Overview for Maine Gun Owners

PLEASE NOTE: The laws which impact Maine gun owners are subject to frequent change at the local, state, and federal level so it's wise to consult an attorney or your local law enforcement agency before making any final firearms-related decisions. Our official policy on shipping ammo to Maina can be found here, whereas the information below is meant as a reference point only.

Maine State Constitution

"Every citizen has a right to keep and bear arms and this right shall never be questioned."

Other provisions relating to the power of the people over government:

"Power inherent in people. All power is inherent in the people; all free governments are founded in their authority and instituted for their benefit; they have therefore an unalienable and indefeasible right to institute government, and to alter, reform, or totally change the same, when their safety and happiness require it."

"The people have a right at all times in an orderly and peaceable manner to assemble to consult upon the common good, to give instructions to their representatives, and to request, of either department of the government by petition or remonstrance, redress of their wrongs and grievances."

Maine Gun Laws

Maine Gun Laws Overview (Source: NRA-ILA)
Maine Concealed Carry (CCW) Overview (Source: HandgunLaw.us)
Concealed Carry in Maine (Source: Maine State Police Department of Public Safety)
Frequently Asked Questions State of Maine Concealed Handgun Permits (Source: Maine State Police Department of Public Safety)

Maine Hunting Rules & Regulations

Hunting & Trapping in Maine (Source: Maine Department of Inland Fisheries & Wildlife)
Maine Hunting Laws & Rules (Source: Maine Department of Inland Fisheries & Wildlife)
Maine Hunting Licenses & Permits (Source: Maine Department of Inland Fisheries & Wildlife)
MOSES Hunting & Fishing Licenses - Online Licensing System (Source: Maine Department of Inland Fisheries & Wildlife)
Maine Firearms Hunter Safety (Source: Maine Department of Inland Fisheries & Wildlife)

Maine Shooting Ranges

Maine's Shooting Ranges (Source: Maine Department of Inland Fisheries & Wildlife)
NSSF-Affiliated Shooting Ranges (Source: NSSF's WhereToShoot.org)
NRA-Affiliated Shooting Ranges (Source: NRA.org)
All Shooting Ranges (Source: RangeListings.com)

Maine Competitive Shooting Clubs & Matches

IDPA Clubs (Source: IDPA.com)
IDPA Matches (Source: IDPA.com)
USPSA Clubs (Source: USPSA.org)
USPSA Matches (Source: USPSA.org)
USA Shooting Clubs (Source: USAShooting.org)
USA Shooting Matches (Source: USAShooting.org)
4-H Shooting Sports State Contacts (Source: 4-HShootingSports.org)

Maine NRA Training Courses & Fundraising Events

Maine State Firearm & Hunting Associations

Maine Gun Shows and FFLs

Maine Gun & Knife Shows (Source: GunShows-USA.com)
Maine Gun Shows (Source: GunShowTrader.com)
Maine FFL Holders (Source: FFLGunDealers.net)
NICS Firearm Checks by State (Source: FBI.gov)
Maine Mental Health Records Submitted to NICS (Source: FixNICS.org)

Maine Elected Public Officials

Congressional (Source: VoteSmart.org)
Gubernatorial (Source: VoteSmart.org)
State Legislature (Source: VoteSmart.org)
Statewide Officials (Source: VoteSmart.org)
NRA's Ranking of Maine Public Officials (Source: NRA-PVF.org)

Maine Public Finances and Personal & Economic Freedom Rankings

Gun and Ammo Laws by State

Popular Ammo Calibers & Brands