2021 – The Weapons Restriction Law: Red Flag Law

by | Feb 17, 2021

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Instructional Goal:

This unit of instruction is designed to assist the student in understanding Maine’s Restricting Access to Dangerous Weapons law,including the steps required of law enforcement to properly implement a Weapons Restriction Order.

Course Objective:

  1. Describe the Weapons Restriction Law as outlined in this lesson.
  2. List the three things that must occur before a judge can review a Weapons Restriction Law case.
  3. Describe two methods law enforcement may use to secure weapons from a person.
  4. Identify how weapons may be stored while a person is prohibited from possessing them.
  5. Download the following documents from the Materials Section at the start of this lesson plan:
    1. Application for Weapons Restriction Order
    2. Notice to Restricted Person
    3. Officer’s Statement of Probable Cause