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Maine is a traditional open carry state. It is perfectly legal and acceptable to carry a firearm openly. However, you may only carry a loaded handgun in a vehicle, openly or concealed, if you have a Maine permit.
Legal Disclaimer We make every effort to provide correct information on this site. However, the legal landscape surrounding open carry is fluid and subject to a myriad of political influences in the various states. Therefore, any and all information you glean from this site should be independently verified!
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State Constitution Article I, Section 16Every citizen has a right to keep and bear arms and this right shall never be questioned.
Minimum Age to OC No Statutory Limit
Preemption Complete State Preemption of All Firearm LawsNOTE: Almost all states allow local regulation of the discharge of firearms
Open Car Carry Firearms may be openly carried in cars only with a permit/license.
Private Sales Not Yet Determined
Permit Issued Not Yet Determined
K-12 Carry Not Yet DeterminedNOTE: The Federal Gun-Free School Zones Act Restricts Carry to Permit Holders
College Carry Carry Prohibited by StatuteNOTE: Even if Legal, Students May be Subject to Academic Sanctions
Places Off Limits
    Currently Being Researched
State Law
Official Documents
State Organizations
Local Ordinances
Concealed Carry Available at