Under Maine law, a dealer may not “[s]ell, let or loan a firearm to a person without making a copy of the form a dealer must keep as prescribed by” federal law.1 The copy must be made and marked as “STATE COPY” before the firearm is delivered to the transferee, and must be made available for inspection by any sheriff, deputy sheriff, police officer, constable, game warden or prosecuting attorney.2

See our Retention of Firearm Sales and Background Check Records policy summary for a comprehensive discussion of this issue.

  1. Me. Stat., 15 § 455(1) (referring to 18 U.S.C. § 923). ⤴︎
  2. Id. ⤴︎