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open carry with ccw permit

Marcus92183

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i was told today that since i have my ccw permit i am not allowed to carry openly. Maine is an open carry friendly state and this doesn't make sense to me. why would having the extra permit that allows concealed carry remove the right to open carry? i cant find any specific rule that states whether it is ok or not can anyone direct me towards a statute that covers this or any information or insight?
 
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Marcus92183

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Who told you that? That's not correct at all. You can open carry and you don't need a permit to do so in the state of Maine.

Here is a list of places where you can't carry PERIOD: http://www.mainecwptraining.com/NO_CARRY_ZONES.html
a friend who just took his ccw class i am not sure who lead the class but he was told it must be concealed if you have a permit. i have had my permit for 10 years and never heard this rule so it sounded odd to me.
 

MSG Laigaie

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CC instructors commonly do this for what reason, I do not know. A great deal of "concealed" people get upset with open carriers, it's like a religious thing with them. Carry out in the open, it keeps the wolves away.
 

boyscout399

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Lyman, Maine
i was told today that since i have my ccw permit i am not allowed to carry openly. Maine is an open carry friendly state and this doesn't make sense to me. why would having the extra permit that allows concealed carry remove the right to open carry? i cant find any specific rule that states whether it is ok or not can anyone direct me towards a statute that covers this or any information or insight?
Ask the person who told you that to show you the law that prohibits you from carrying openly now that you have a permit...

He won't be able to find it. He's wrong.
 
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