To buy a gun in Maine, you must be at least 18 years old and have a valid driver’s license or state identification card. You must also have a permit to carry concealed weapons if you plan to purchase a handgun.
First, find a local licensed firearms dealer. The dealer will run a background check on you through the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS). If you pass the background check, the dealer will help you choose the right gun and teach you how to use it safely. You must also fill out Form 4473, which is used by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) to keep track of all firearms sales and transfers.
Finally, remember that it is your responsibility to understand and follow all state and federal gun laws. If you have any questions, contact the ATF or your local law enforcement agency.
We also recommend watching a video about Form 4473
1. You must be at least 18 years old and have a valid driver’s license or state-issued ID card. If you are not a U.S. citizen, you will need to provide proof of citizenship or legal residency in the United States. This can be done by providing a copy of your green card, passport, or other documents that show your status in the United States.
2. You will need to provide proof of residency in Maine. This can be done by providing a copy of your driver’s license or state-issued ID card, as well as a utility bill or bank statement that shows your name and address.
3. You will need to fill out a firearms application form, which you can get from your local police department or the Maine State Police. The form will ask for basic information about you, including your name, address, date of birth, and Social Security number. You will also need to provide information about your criminal history if any. You must also have no convictions for any felonies or Class A misdemeanors, and no convictions for any crimes involving the use of violence within the last five years.
4. Once you have completed the firearms application form, you will need to submit it to your local police department or the Maine State Police. You will also need to pay a $35 fee for the background check that will be conducted as part of the application process.
5. If you are purchasing a handgun, you will need to obtain a Handgun Safety Certificate before you can take possession of the gun. You can get this certificate by taking a firearms safety course offered by a certified instructor. The course must be at least four hours long and cover topics such as gun safety, storage, and handling.
In Maine, it is legal to purchase a gun without a license as long as the seller is not a federally licensed firearms dealer. To buy a gun from a private seller, you will need to meet the following requirements:
- Be 18 years of age or older
- Be a resident of Maine
- Have never been convicted of a felony or been adjudicated as mentally incompetent
- Pass a criminal background check
Buyer and seller must complete and sign ATF Form 4473, which records the sale information for federal firearms dealers. The form must be stored with the gun for at least 20 years.
It is illegal to transfer a gun to anyone who does not meet the above requirements or who is prohibited by state or federal law from owning a gun. It is also illegal to straw purchase a gun, which is when someone buys a gun for someone else who cannot legally own one.
We also recommend that you watch a helpful video on how to buy a gun in the gun store
First, you’ll need to find a licensed firearms dealer in your area. You can do this by searching online or by contacting the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF). Once you’ve found a dealer, you’ll need to provide them with some basic information, including your name, address, and date of birth.
You’ll also need to provide the dealer with proof that you’re eligible to own a gun. This can include a driver’s license or state-issued ID, a background check, or a firearms safety course certificate.
Once you’ve provided the dealer with all of the necessary information, you’ll be able to purchase a gun. Remember, however, that it’s important to handle guns safely and responsibly. Always follow the manufacturer’s instructions and always keep your gun unloaded and stored in a safe place when not in use.
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