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Civilian Justified Use of Non-Deadly & Deadly Force

Sidebar Maine Firearms Law provides laws relating to permits to carry concealed handguns. 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. It is unlike anything you have seen before because of your “Total Participant Involvement.”

Many families live in rural areas, with police at best 30 minutes away. In our clients’ homes, we are their first responders.

VIDEO Maine State Police “DOES NOT ACCEPT ONLINE COURSES” for your Concealed Handgun Permit Applications and strongly recommends that all persons carrying firearms be familiar with firearms safety and the circumstances under which deadly force may be used.

*Maine CWP Training has quality firearms and ample ammunition for your course needs and desires. There is no rental fee for firearm use and cleaning demonstrations, but a $40 ammunition fee is charged for required, private 100-round live-fire performance demonstrations.

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Who, What, When, Where, and How to Concealed Carry a Handgun in the State of Maine and Beyond

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

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Civilian Justified Use of Non-Deadly & Deadly Force

Carry in 32 States With Your Maine Resident Concealed Handgun Permit

Alabama, ­­­Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia, Wyoming  Effective April 1, 2024

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

          Students will understand the concepts of “necessity,” “reasonable belief,” “Imminent,” “deadly force,” recklessness, and negligence. They will also understand where and how “dwelling place” rules apply to using force. Finally, students will know how to acquire reasonable belief from the “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 private persons may use deadly force in law enforcement situations.  They will understand the reasons cutting against citizens’ arrest with a firearm. They will understand how firearms may be used to protect persons and property from dogs and wild animals.

          Students will understand the limits on using 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 using 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” and learn the typical situations in which the Code justifies civilian use of non-deadly force.

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