So, like Florida, you can apply for a Maine permit through the mail without ever setting foot in the state? Is that correct? What does Maine accept for training/competency requirements?
I do not know about FL., but YES, Maine you can apply throught the mail. I beleive on page 7(F) of the application it says....By Affixing Your Signature Below As The Applicant You: "Certify that you understand that you must demonstrate to this issuing authority a knowledge of handgun safety as required by Title 25 M.R.S.A./2003 (1) (E) (5), unless you demonstrate that you are exempted under the same statute".
Well, I mailed my application out last Saturday and it came back this past Friday! Only problem, I forgot to get a signature from a "witness" . Yes, ME. sent it back but did not keep my check and basically stick it to me. I had a witness sign it and I also sent ME. back the .76 cents postage (in stamps) for them sending it to me. So I guess the $2.28 extra on postage was better than them keeping my $60.00?! Thnk you ME.
Now that's customer service for you. Let's hope that they're just as good in getting your permit to you in a timely manner.
Where on the application for a non-res does it call for a "witness"? I've looked through it several times and found nothing.
Also, on the questions that pertain to prior ones if you answered "yes", do you just not circle anything? I'm not interested in sending this app back several times. I did not answer yes to anything.
(5) Demonstrates to the issuing authority a knowledge of handgun safety.
The applicant may fully satisfy this requirement by submitting to the issuing
authority, through documentation in accordance with this subparagraph, proof
that the applicant has within 5 years prior to the date of application completed a
course that included handgun safety offered by or under the supervision of a
federal, state, county or municipal law enforcement agency or a firearms
instructor certified by a private firearms association recognized as
knowledgeable in matters of firearms safety by the issuing authority or by the
state in which the course was taken. A course completion certificate or other
document, or a photocopy, is sufficient if it recites or otherwise demonstrates that
the course meets all of the requirements of this subparagraph.