Transporting Firearms in Maine
The laws governing the legal use, storage and carrying of firearms are constantly changing. Below are the applicable laws in the State of Maine as of 4/17/2013. The below information is designed to be a guide and not the final word. If you have specific questions, please refer to the State of Maine legislation at mainelegislature.org. Another great resource is the Maine State Police.
NOTE: The below paragraph is from The Department of Inland Fisheries & Wildlife for the State of Maine. It can be found in the Maine Hunting and Trapping Laws and Rules booklet.
It is unlawful to have a loaded firearm or crossbow in or on a motor vehicle (including trailer, ATV, aircraft, snowmobile, or railway car). A loaded clip may be carried in a motor vehicle, but it must not be inserted in a firearm. Persons who hold a Maine concealed firearms permit may carry a loaded pistol or revolver in a motor vehicle. Firearms may be transported in a motor vehicle without a concealed firearms permit provided they are (1) unloaded and in plain view, or (2) are unloaded and placed in a remote secure area (such as a locked trunk) away from the control of the occupants of the motor vehicle. For purposes of this law, a muzzleloading firearm is considered to be loaded only if charged with powder, lead and a primed ignition device or mechanism. A crossbow is considered loaded if cocked and armed.