Question for Maine CCW holders

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    Question for Maine CCW holders

    I'm about to apply for my non resident CCW from Maine and had a couple of questions about it. First off will they accept an NRA basic pistols course ad proof of a firearms safety course for the permit?

    My next question is does the Maine application ask about prior arrests? I ask as I was arrested in Florida a little over a year ago and there were no. Charges filed. My arrest record was expunged and I was told by my lawyer that there was only a handful of times I would need to divulge it,and apying for a CCW wasn't one of these. I know some say that law enforcement can still see expunged records for even basic background checks,but I was informed that while this is true it also depends on what state and when the record was expunged in.

    So knowing this am I okay to send in my paper work to Maine when I get it and should I answer "no" to the questions about any arrests? My lawyer said only a lever II or III background check will find an expunged arrest record and these aren't done for a firearm carry license or purchase,only certain L.E. And government jobs. As a side note I renewed my Florida CCW with no issues this past month. I've also been figerpirntrd and background checked for my job since then and it came back fine,so am I good to go here? I just don't want to lie or do anything illegal. Thanks for any help guys.
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    Not from Maine, but I sell guns in a Store there in maine...I think it's better to devulge the Prior, and if you have the papers showing it a Expunged, then send a copy of it along with your copy of your safety course. maybe the others in maine can help you..Hope it works out in your favor
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    Yes, your NRA basic course is accepted.

    As far as the rest you can check this link - State Police: Licenses & Permits: Firearms Permits & Professional Licensing - if you don't find what you need there call the state police gaming & weapons unit, they should be able to tell you.


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