Bikenut is correct.You are correct about permission when referencing open carry ... I confused OC law with CC law. I apologize.
Act 372 of 1927
28.425o Premises on which carrying concealed weapon prohibited; “premises” defined; exceptions to subsection (1); violation; penalties.
(1) Subject to subsection (4), an individual licensed under this act to carry a concealed pistol, or who is exempt from licensure under section 12a(1)(f), shall not carry a concealed pistol on the premises of any of the following:
(e) Any property or facility owned or operated by a church, synagogue, mosque, temple, or other place of worship, unless the presiding official or officials of the church, synagogue, mosque, temple, or other place of worship permit the carrying of concealed pistol on that property or facility.
Entire law can be read here:
Michigan Legislature - Section 28.425o
In reference to the Federal law about 1000 feet from school property....
As much as I generally hate to quote Wiki.... here is the pertinent part of Fed. law that applies...
(B) Subparagraph (A) does not apply to the possession of a firearm—
(ii) if the individual possessing the firearm is licensed to do so by the State in which the school zone is located or a political subdivision of the State, and the law of the State or political subdivision requires that, before an individual obtains such a license, the law enforcement authorities of the State or political subdivision verify that the individual is qualified under law to receive the license;
Entire Wiki article can be read here:
Gun-Free School Zones Act of 1990 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
And Michigan's "license to purchase, possess, carry, and transport a pistol" ..commonly called a "purchase permit".. mentioned by xmanhockey7 (who is far more knowledgeable than I) satisfies section (ii) above. Which means if a resident of Michigan legally buys a pistol under a purchase permit (license to purchase, etc.) they are exempt from the Federal 1000ft school law. But, while a CPL also exempts them from the Federal 1000ft school law, they do not need a CPL to be legal... they only need to have done the "license to purchase, etc." thing.
Which means a resident of Michigan who does not have a CPL can buy a pistol and legally openly carry that pistol within 1000ft of school property... yet they still need a CPL to concealed carry.
Michigan law is very convoluted because it allows legal open carry for folks who have a carry permit in some places where concealed carry is prohibited and to be honest... the best way to find factual information is here:
And I strongly recommend anyone interested specific laws concerning open carry in Michigan go there to find answers.