Legal Information: Maine

State Gun Laws

March 4, 2020

I have a final protection from abuse order against the abuser. Can s/he keep a gun or buy a new gun?

Maine law prohibits anyone from possessing a firearm if s/he is subject to a protection from abuse order that:

1. prohibits the abuser from either:

  • harassing, stalking or threatening his/her intimate partner or that partner’s child; or
  • engaging in other conduct that would place the intimate partner in reasonable fear of bodily injury to the intimate partner or his/her child; and

2. was issued after a hearing that either:

  • includes a finding that the person represents a credible threat to the physical safety of an intimate partner or child; or
  • specifically prohibits the use, attempted use, or threatened use of physical force against an intimate partner or child that would reasonably be expected to cause bodily injury.1

1 ME ST T. 15 § 393(1)(D)

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