A local YouTube user who goes by "boyscout399" has posted two videos of himself being detained by law enforcement officials because he is openly carrying a gun (which is legal in Maine).
In the recordings (the Biddeford one is just audio), boyscout399 proves well-versed in legalese and Supreme Court cases. He's obviously just trying to make a point, but it is one that may surprise many Mainers: if you see someone walking down Congress Street with a gun strapped to his or her belt, that's totally kosher, legally speaking.
Amid all the 9/11 memorials and healthcare debates, you might not have heard about a new law that actually will affect your daily life. Specifically, Maine has outlawed "distracted driving," which includes txting while driving, but goes far beyond that, to anything a police officer thinks is distracting you.
They can't just pull you over for being distracted, but if you do something for which they can pull you over - say, swerving across lane lines or running a red light - you can get a ticket not only for that infraction but also for being distracted.