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Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence. 2021 ‘Universal Background Checks in Maine.’ Background Checks. San Francisco, CA: Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence. 13 April

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Private Sales in Maine

Maine has no law requiring a background check on the purchaser of a firearm when the seller is not a licensed dealer. The only Maine laws governing such sales are those addressing the age of the purchaser.

However in 2009, the Maine Legislature adopted a resolution requiring the Department of Public Safety to assist private sellers who wish to obtain criminal history record information about potential purchasers of firearms…

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