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Information concerning the use of handguns for self-defense.

This agency strongly recommends that all persons carrying firearms be familiar with firearms safety and the circumstances under which deadly force may be used.

Links to the applicable laws under 17-A M.R.S. Chapter 5 Sections 104, 105, 106 and 108 for reference that deal with use of force by private citizens in various situations:

If you have questions concerning these laws, you should consult a qualified private attorney about your situation. This agency is not authorized to give legal advice.


45 Commerce Dr., Augusta
Mailing Address State House Station 164, Augusta, ME. 04333
Phone 624-7210, Fax 287-3424

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