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Maine Firearms Law

Civilian Justified Use of Non-Deadly & Deadly Force

Maine Firearms Law classifies civilian defense of people, places, property and law enforcement with Portland attorney John W. Chapman. This three hour comprehensive module is a power packed real life delivery on how the law affects you and your decisions, when employing a firearm for self defense. Never seen before because of your “Total Participant Involvement” 

*Maine CWP Training™ has quality firearms and ample ammunition for your course needs and desires. No rental fee for firearm use and cleaning demonstration, $40 ammunition fee (You may provide your own) for required, private 100 round live fire performance demonstrations.

***Stand Alone Not Eligible For Permit***

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Maine Firearms Law

Upcoming Dates: Next available date at MDW Guns in Waterford on November 20th or January 29th at MDW Guns ~ These classes will fill up quickly so sign up today! $35

Private Sessions Available ~ Groups 10 or More at Our Location or Yours Too!

Includes ($5 S&H) 

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This is a module included with our NRA Certified Personal Protection Inside the Home

NEXT AVAILABLE DATES: MDW Guns in Waterford, November 20th or January 29th. These classes will fill up quickly so signup today! $35

We also give you the tools to access local, state and federal firearm related laws 24/7 at your leisure.

Maine Firearms Law: Justified Use of Deadly and Non-Deadly Force $35 ~ ***Does not credential you to apply for your Maine Concealed Handgun Permit 

Includes ($5 S&H) 

Maine Firearms Law Summary–

Civilian Justified Use of Non- Deadly & Deadly Force


          Students will be able to locate the Maine Criminal Code online, and use the Maine CWP Training website to find statutory provisions about use of force.

          Students will understand the concepts of “necessity”, “reasonable belief” “Imminent”, “deadly force”, recklessness and negligence.  Students will understand where and how “dwelling place” rules apply to the use of force.  Students will know how to acquire reasonable belief from “five senses” and reliable information.

          Students will understand the FIVE situations where deadly force may be used to protect persons, TWO situations where deadly force may be used to protect premises, and TWO situations where deadly force may be used in law enforcement situations by private persons.  They will understand the reasons cutting against citizens’ arrest with a firearm. They will understand the situations where firearms may be used to protect persons and property from dogs and wild animals.

          Students will understand the limits on use of force, including provocation, retreat, claim of right to property and warning.  Students will be able to apply the concept of “reckless harm to innocent 3rd persons” in “active shooter” situations, and less imminent situations.

          Students will learn the alternatives to the use of deadly force, e.g.  threats, legal avenues, non-deadly force and retreat.

          Students will understand how and when the threatened use of deadly force may be justified as “non deadly force”.  Students will learn the typical situations where the Code justifies civilian use of non-deadly force.

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