Maine Revised Statutes

§455-A. Warning requirement upon sales of firearms

1. Posting of conspicuous warning.  Except as provided in subsection 1-A, any commercial retail sales outlet that sells firearms shall conspicuously post at each purchase counter where firearms may be purchased the following warning in block letters not less than one inch in height:
"ENDANGERING THE WELFARE OF A CHILD IS A CRIME. IF YOU LEAVE A FIREARM AND AMMUNITION WITHIN EASY ACCESS OF A CHILD, YOU MAY BE SUBJECT TO FINE, IMPRISONMENT OR BOTH.
KEEP FIREARMS AND AMMUNITION SEPARATE.
KEEP FIREARMS AND AMMUNITION LOCKED UP.
USE TRIGGER LOCKS."
[ 1991, c. 450, §1 (AMD) .]
1-A. Posting of warnings at gun shows.  The warning sign as described in subsection 1 must be posted at all entrances of an organized gun show.
[ 1991, c. 450, §2 (NEW) .]
2. Violation.  Any person who fails to post the warning in compliance with subsection 1, commits a civil violation for which a civil forfeiture of not more than $200 may be adjudged.
[ 1989, c. 809, (NEW) .]
SECTION HISTORY
1989, c. 809, (NEW). 1991, c. 450, §§1,2 (AMD). 1991, c. 450, §§1, 2 (AMD).