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    Question Carry Without Permit at 20?

    I am wondering if I will be able to carry, of any type, in Maine without having a permit?

    I am planning a camping trip and would like the protection should wild life be more interested in me than I am with them.

    Please enlighten me on the laws surrounding this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by INiiCIK View Post
    I am wondering if I will be able to carry, of any type, in Maine without having a permit?

    I am planning a camping trip and would like the protection should wild life be more interested in me than I am with them.

    Please enlighten me on the laws surrounding this.
    Maine state law would allow you to open carry long gun or handgun at age 20 without a permit. OCDO rules do not allow for advocating long gun open carry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by boyscout399 View Post
    Maine state law would allow you to open carry long gun or handgun at age 20 without a permit. OCDO rules do not allow for advocating long gun open carry.
    I thought that Maine allowed OC w/o a permit at 17 years of age.
    http://my.opencarry.org/?page_id=139

    No OC or CC in a vehicle w/o a permit though, I am told.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Grapeshot View Post
    I thought that Maine allowed OC w/o a permit at 17 years of age.
    http://my.opencarry.org/?page_id=139

    No OC or CC in a vehicle w/o a permit though, I am told.
    Sorry if I was confusing. I was answering his specific question of whether HE could carry at age 20. You are correct though. I don't have time to research the statute at the moment, but I believe possession of a handgun under 18 is still restricted. I'll cite later.

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    INiiCK:

    Maine State Law 17-A 554(A) and (B) Govern Firearm Transfers to Minors.

    Maine Law is Clear in that 18 is The Age at which a Person can have a Handgun and 16 is The Age at which a Person can have a Long Gun.

    Maine Law 25-2001(A)1 also Proscribes 18 as The Age where a Person can Apply for a Concealed Handgun Permit.

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    Thanks so far! Now here's the real kicker...

    Is it like some states where there are constraints on how you can OC? Such as: No one in the chamber, cannot be loaded or anything to that degree?

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    Quote Originally Posted by INiiCIK View Post
    Thanks so far! Now here's the real kicker...

    Is it like some states where there are constraints on how you can OC? Such as: No one in the chamber, cannot be loaded or anything to that degree?
    No restrictions on condition of carry - none.
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    No BS mag capacity laws, no semi-auto only if you're older than this age or anything?

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    Nope, no such restrictions.

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