An Act To Reduce Suicides and Violent Crimes by Requiring a 72-hour Waiting Period after the Sale of a Firearm
Sec. 1. 25 MRSA §2015 is enacted to read:
§ 2015. Waiting period after sale of firearm
(1) A law enforcement officer; or
(2) A person who desires to purchase a firearm for use in promoting the public interest incidentally to the person's employment as a bank guard or armed truck guard or as a similar type of employee; or
A firearm dealer is subject to the requirements of conducting national instant criminal background checks under 18 United States Code, Section 922(t).
This bill requires a 72-hour waiting period between an agreement for the purchase and sale of a firearm and its delivery to the purchaser and makes violation of the waiting period a civil violation with a $200 to $500 fine for the first violation and a $500 to $1,000 fine for a subsequent violation.