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    Open Carry age.

    I have been doing quiet a bit of research about open carry in Maine and had several questions. Number one,Is there any age restrictions, I read this and it says no Statutory limit, I have asked several gun dealers and even the police and they can not define. Second, I know you can not open carry loaded in a vehicle, MY Father and I farm in the summer and drive our tractors several miles to various fields. We would like to open carry but would we have to unload when driving the tractor on road and infield, Just on road, Or not at all. Thanks for the Help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KB1PTH View Post
    I have been doing quiet a bit of research about open carry in Maine and had several questions. Number one,Is there any age restrictions, I read this and it says no Statutory limit, I have asked several gun dealers and even the police and they can not define. Second, I know you can not open carry loaded in a vehicle, MY Father and I farm in the summer and drive our tractors several miles to various fields. We would like to open carry but would we have to unload when driving the tractor on road and infield, Just on road, Or not at all. Thanks for the Help.
    Minimum age to OC: No statutory limit.
    http://www.opencarry.org/me.html

    Someone else will need to answer the question regarding a tractor on public roads, but I would surmise that a permit would be required.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KB1PTH View Post
    I have been doing quiet a bit of research about open carry in Maine and had several questions. Number one,Is there any age restrictions, I read this and it says no Statutory limit, I have asked several gun dealers and even the police and they can not define. Second, I know you can not open carry loaded in a vehicle, MY Father and I farm in the summer and drive our tractors several miles to various fields. We would like to open carry but would we have to unload when driving the tractor on road and infield, Just on road, Or not at all. Thanks for the Help.
    legal age to OC is 18 because of the "transfer of a handgun to a minor" law. B. A person may not, while in or on a motor vehicle or in or on a trailer or other type of vehicle being hauled by a motor vehicle, have a cocked and armed crossbow or a firearm with a cartridge or shell in the chamber or in an attached magazine, clip or cylinder or a muzzle-loading firearm charged with powder, lead and a primed ignition device or mechanism, except that a person who has a valid Maine permit to carry a concealed weapon may have in or on a motor vehicle or trailer a loaded pistol or revolver covered by that permit. [2005, c. 477, 9 (AMD).] link: http://www.mainelegislature.org/legi...2sec11212.html

    unlawful transfer of a handgun to a minor: http://www.mainelegislature.org/legi...Asec554-B.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by shanebelanger View Post
    legal age to OC is 18 because of the "transfer of a handgun to a minor" law. B. A person may not, while in or on a motor vehicle or in or on a trailer or other type of vehicle being hauled by a motor vehicle, have a cocked and armed crossbow or a firearm with a cartridge or shell in the chamber or in an attached magazine, clip or cylinder or a muzzle-loading firearm charged with powder, lead and a primed ignition device or mechanism, except that a person who has a valid Maine permit to carry a concealed weapon may have in or on a motor vehicle or trailer a loaded pistol or revolver covered by that permit. [2005, c. 477, 9 (AMD).] link: http://www.mainelegislature.org/legi...2sec11212.html

    unlawful transfer of a handgun to a minor: http://www.mainelegislature.org/legi...Asec554-B.html

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    OK. That answers my questions. Thank you much.

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