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2016 Defensive Priority:
"Universal Background Checks", aka Ban on Private Gun Transfers

Powerful and wealthy out-of-state interests are trying to place the most dangerous anti-gun law in Maine history on the November ballot.  Learn what you need to know.


Maine Sheriffs Announce Formal Opposition to Question 3
Ballot Initiative Will Not Stop Criminals from Acquiring Guns

Today the undersigned Sheriffs in the state of Maine announce our formal opposition to Question 3, a ballot initiative expanding firearm background checks that will appear on the ballot this fall.

We strongly believe the people of Maine should know that the Chief Law Enforcement Officer from twelve of the sixteen counties who are elected to protect your families and homes do not support the Question 3. [More...]



Maine Warden Service Warns Question 3 is Bad for Mainers

The Maine Warden Service, the law enforcement bureau of the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife, is concerned that Question 3, if approved by the voters, will have negative impacts on some individuals who hunt and trap in Maine. Most importantly, this ballot question is written in such a way that it will be difficult—if not impossible—for Wardens to enforce. [More...]



Bucky Owen Owes V. Paul Reynolds an Apology
Former DIFW Commissioner wrote attack piece over Question 3

On July 24, 2016, Bucky Owen, former commissioner of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife under Governor Angus King wrote a column in the Lewiston Sun Journal titled, “Get the facts about question 3”. In this article Owen arrogantly attacked the integrity and intelligence of outdoor writer V. Paul Reynolds who had written an earlier column in the Lewiston paper opposing Question 3. [Read more]



Summerhaven Range News!

IF&W is seeking volunteers to help reopen and operate the Summerhaven Range in north Augusta, which was shut down temporarily some months ago.  More information.

Maine Concealed Handgun Permits 
now recognized in Florida

Maine residents holding a Maine Concealed Handgun Permit will now also be able to carry a handgun in the State of Florida, as a result of legislation passed in 2015 with the support of Gun Owners of Maine.  



Maine Concealed Handgun Permits now recognized in Georgia

Maine residents holding a Maine Concealed Handgun Permit will now also be able to carry a handgun in the State of Georgia, as a result of legislation passed in 2015 with the support of Gun Owners of Maine.  






 
Maine Concealed Handgun Permits now Recognized in New Hampshire

Maine residents holding a Maine Concealed Handgun Permit will now also be able to carry a handgun in the State of New Hampshire, as a result of legislation passed in 2015 with the support of Gun Owners of Maine.  For more information, read the press release here.



SAFER Maine is online!

SAFER Maine, the Statewide Access to Firearms Education and Resources project, is now online.SAFER is a free online resource which provides a Basic Handgun Safety and Introduction to Concealed Carry distance learning course, perfect for those who want to take advantage of Maine's new Constitutional Carry law, which goes into effect October 15, 2015.

 


Constitutional Carry is Now the Law in Maine

Constitutional Carry became the law in Maine on October 15, 2015; if you are 21 years of age or more (18+ if active duty or honorably discharged US military) and are not otherwise prohibited from possessing or carrying a firearm, you can now exercise your right to bear arms without obtaining a permit.


To learn all what you need to know to carry a gun lawfully and safely, sign up for our 100% free online SAFER Basic Handgun Safety and Introduction to Concealed Carry course.


          

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  Join us and add your voice to ours. Our voice grows stronger with every new member! As a community we can ensure that our rights shall not be infringed! 

Gun Owners of Maine, On The Air!

Watch our 10/15/2015 interview with Jon James on Moose 92, the day Constitutional Carry became law, and get the facts. If you want to take advantage of the new law, sign up for our absolutely free online SAFER Basic Handgun Safety and Introduction to Concealed Carry course.



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