Resolves

124th Legislature

First Regular Session



Chapter 53

H.P. 782 - L.D. 1138

Resolve, To Provide Assistance to Private Sellers of Firearms

Sec. 1. Department of Public Safety to assist private sellers of firearms. Resolved: That the Department of Public Safety shall assist private sellers of firearms by providing information about how to collect appropriate information about the purchasers of firearms and how to obtain criminal history record checks on those purchasers. The Department of Public Safety shall invite the United States Attorney for the District of Maine and the Sportsman’s Alliance of Maine to collaborate in order to educate the public and private sellers and encourage access to the United States Department of Justice's Project Safe Neighborhoods website where private sellers can obtain a gun seller's tool kit. The Department of Public Safety shall invite the United States Attorney for the District of Maine and the Sportsman’s Alliance of Maine to assist it in contacting Maine's federally licensed firearms dealers and compiling a list of those dealers who are willing to perform criminal history record checks of buyers purchasing firearms from private sellers. Once the list is compiled, the Department of Public Safety shall ask the United States Attorney for the District of Maine and the Sportsman’s Alliance of Maine to maintain the list on their publicly accessible websites, including information about the cost of the service to private sellers. The Department of Public Safety shall also publicize this information to educate the public and shall invite the United States Attorney for the District of Maine and the Sportsman’s Alliance of Maine to do the same; and be it further

Sec. 2. Report. Resolved: That the Department of Public Safety shall report its progress in working with the United States Attorney for the District of Maine and the Sportsman’s Alliance of Maine to implement the proposal under section 1, educate the public and recruit federally licensed firearms dealers who are willing to conduct background checks for private sellers and the number of checks that they conduct to the Joint Standing Committee on Criminal Justice and Public Safety by February 1, 2010.

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