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"Every citizen has a right to keep and bear arms and this right shall never be questioned."

Welcome to Gun Owners of Maine

Gun Owners of Maine is a local nonprofit grassroots organization fighting to defend and advance gun rights.

We believe that gun rights are fundamental to a free people, and it is out mission to preserve and extend them.  The threats to our rights from anti-gun politicians and activists are constant; every year, new bills are introduced in the Legislature and the Congress which would hack away at our rights.  Gun Owners of Maine opposes these threats through grassroots action, providing information, analysis and action plans to gun owners, to make their political might felt in Augusta and Washington.

2023 Tolhurst Grant Program Applications now being accepted.

In 2021, Gun Owners of Maine launched the Tolhurst Grant Program.

Named to honor the work and legacy of our late President (Todd Tolhurst), these grants were awarded to individuals and organizations that offer hands-on firearm instruction. The funds were for the purpose of providing free or reduced-cost training to new and inexperienced gun owners in Maine.

We are happy to announce that we are offering the grants again in 2023. Up to ten grants of $500 each (one per training entity) will be awarded.

Grant applications will be accepted from 01/16/2023 through 04/01/2023. Applications must be received by 04/01/2023 to be considered. Terms and conditions are outlined in the grant application.

Questions can be directed to: info@gunownersofmaine.org

The grant application can be downloaded here: 2023 Tolhurst Grant Application.pdf

SAFER Maine, Statewide Access to Firearms Education Resources, is a service of Gun Owners of Maine. It is a web portal offering online firearms training and information for gun owners, available free of charge, 24 hours a day. You can learn more by visiting safer-maine.org.

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