Maine does not specifically regulate junk guns or unsafe firearms. However, according to research conducted by the Center to Prevent Handgun Violence (now Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence), Maine’s Attorney General may have the authority to regulate “junk guns,” as well as promulgate other firearm safety standards.1
See our Design Safety Standards for Handguns policy summary for a comprehensive discussion of this issue.
- Maine Unfair Trade Practices Act, Me. Stat., 5 §§ 205-A through 214. For details, view the Center’s report, “Targeting Safety.” For details, see Legal Action Project, Center to Prevent Handgun Violence, Targeting Safety (2001), at http://www.bradycenter.org/xshare/pdf/reports/targetingsafety.pdf. ⤴︎