My sincere thanks to you xmanhockey7 for explaining this confusing issue. Although I understand how the laws work in Michigan I am just unable to explain them as clearly and concisely as you just did.
We need everyone to contact their Senators in Lansing to support OC/CC parity. And then, if we can get that passed in the state senate, it will be time to bring down all the pressure we can on the state house, especially on Speaker Jase Bolger, who has already warned our representatives that he expects them to drag their feet on passage of this legislation. He claims that our right to carry is too "emotional" to fast-track - as if our right to carry is based on the emotions of the anti-Second Amendment gang instead of the Constitution he and other legislators swore to uphold and protect.
Thnx. And yes we all need to write or email to Lansing. And every week if we need to.
One thing is very plain to see the open/concealed laws are very confusing to a lot of people, even the suposedly intelligent ones, as I have said before several times, legal or not if you use your weapon in a self defence situation, 9 times out of 10, right or wrong, its going to cost you a legal fortune, so whatever zone you may be in, open/concealed approved or not, keep your gun concealed, KEEP QUIET ABOUT IT, AT ALL TIMES, and keep yourself protected, do any of you honestly think a BG is going to give a crap if its a gun free zone or not?........at least you will still be alive........and if it was a rightous shoot, there should be minimal reprocusions
Funny that's 1 thing I've always said. If they know u have it-it's only because u needed it. And then your alive to deal with any consequences. I like the idea of sb-59. But can't figure out why another 9hr class is required. I think it's just a $$$ thing so they can charge us all for another license.
You are right. Does anyone think because a BG don't have a license that he won't carry a gun into a casino,bank,bar etc.etc. to commit a crime? I don't realy think he is gonna follow the law lol. If anything a BG would be less likely to try and rob someone coming out of a casino or bank if he's not sure who has guns and who don't.
In response to rocket geezer and the op:
Id hate to turn this into an CC vs OC...but...
I agree it will usually cost a fortune if you have to defend yourself.
That is one big reason I open carry, to be proactively stopping the common criminal from choosing me.
In the end I still wish you guys didn't have the infringement on cc in those kill boxes...good luck with your representatives.
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