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  1. Open Carry in Michigan?

    Sorry if this isnt the right palce for this post but... This open carry in Michigan is it for real ? I have a CCW and carry concealed as much as I can. Can I be arrested for open carry ? I mean i would like to open carry from time to time. But in the class I took they told us we could not open carry. I am confused to say the least ! Any help would be appreciated.

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    Michigan is a traditional open carry state. Open carry is more common in rural areas. You may NOT open carry in a car without a permit. However, Michigan recognizes the resident permits of all 50 states.


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  4. Quote Originally Posted by lukem View Post
    Michigan is a traditional open carry state. Open carry is more common in rural areas. You may NOT open carry in a car without a permit. However, Michigan recognizes the resident permits of all 50 states.
    How does one obtain a permit to open carry in a car ? Or is it only Law enforcement that can do so.



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    From what I read that means only if you can only open carry in a vehicle with a concealed carry permit.

    http://www.legislature.mi.gov/docume...s/firearms.pdf

    28.425c License; form; authorized conduct.
    Sec. 5c. (1) A license to carry a concealed pistol shall be in a form, with the same dimensions as a Michigan operator license,
    prescribed by the department of state police. The license shall contain all of the following:
    (a) The licensee’s full name and date of birth.
    (b) A photograph and a physical description of the licensee.
    (c) A statement of the effective dates of the license.
    (d) An indication of exceptions authorized by this act applicable to the licensee.
    (e) An indication whether the license is a duplicate.
    (2) Subject to section 5o and except as otherwise provided by law, a license to carry a concealed pistol issued by the county
    concealed weapon licensing board authorizes the licensee to do all of the following:
    (a) Carry a pistol concealed on or about his or her person anywhere in this state.
    (b) Carry a pistol in a vehicle, whether concealed or not concealed, anywhere in this state.
    History: Add. 2000, Act 381, Eff. July 1, 2001;—Am. 2002, Act 719, Eff. July 1, 2003.
    Popular name: CCW
    Popular name: Concealed Weapons
    Popular name: Right to Carry
    Popular name: Shall Issue


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    Don't you have a castle doctrine in Michigan? Here in MO your car is consider a part of the castle doctrine and/or the motel you are staying in, anything that has a roof over your head where you will be staying is considered your "castle"...therefore you can carry there. The only reason why you can't open carry in the car is because in a traffic stop some people who are icky about guns will get scared.

    Correct me please..someone if I am wrong...besides here in MO, there are places where you can and can't open carry so if you are travelling via your car, it will be a tiring exercise to holster and re-holster as you go along county to county.
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    As Always, It is best to consult an Attorney with questions...

    From the Michigan Legislature Web site:

    Michigan Legislature - Act 309 of 2006



    PRESUMPTION REGARDING SELF-DEFENSE (EXCERPT)
    Act 311 of 2006

    780.951 Individual using deadly force or force other than deadly force; presumption; definitions.
    Sec. 1.
    (1) Except as provided in subsection (2), it is a rebuttable presumption in a civil or criminal case that an individual who uses deadly force or force other than deadly force under section 2 of the self-defense act has an honest and reasonable belief that imminent death of, sexual assault of, or great bodily harm to himself or herself or another individual will occur if both of the following apply:
    (a) The individual against whom deadly force or force other than deadly force is used is in the process of breaking and entering a dwelling or business premises or committing home invasion or has broken and entered a dwelling or business premises or committed home invasion and is still present in the dwelling or business premises, or is unlawfully attempting to remove another individual from a dwelling, business premises, or occupied vehicle against his or her will.
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    You cannot carry open in a vehicle without a cpl. I was wondering about a camper, is that my domain when I am camping? I was also told that you could not open carry if you had a cpl, but from what I have read hear and on othe sites it is more about brandishing. The law is not defined so you fall back on what the dictionary reads. A wave or flurish in a threatning manor. So the way I am understanding it if you reach for the can of beans on the top shelf and someone sees your gun you're fine you just open carried for a second. I let my cpl lapse because of that and the having to tell a peace officer that I was packin and had a permit to do so. I am in the process of getting it back now and it is taking forever.

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