Re: Open carry?
MI may be like NC. NC is considered to be an open carry state because, while there is no law that SPECIFICALLY ALLOWS open carry, there is also no law that PROHIBITS open carry. The AG and courts have ruled in the past that, therefore, NC residents are allowed to openly carry firearms without a permit. Concealed carry requires a permit.
There is one hitch to open carry in NC, however. While we are allowed to carry openly, there is a chance that while doing so you can be charged with "going armed in terror of the public." That law makes it illegal to carry weapons for the express purpose of terrorizing or intimidating others. If I'm carrying my pistol on my hip, which I am legally allowed to do, and some anti-gun liberal sees it, calls the cops, and starts spouting about how they are in fear of bodily harm, death, maiming, dismemberment, national collapse, and the sun going nova from seeing my pistol, there is a chance I could be arrested. But then, it's up to the DA to PROVE that I was carrying a weapon for the express purpose of striking fear into others. It's much eaiser to just carry concealed, at least here, because the concealed carry laws are not ambiguous like open carry.
History is much like an endless waltz. The three beats of war, peace, and revolution continue on forever.
Inter Arma Enim Silent Leges - Cicero
If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom, go home from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains set lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that ye were our countrymen. - Samuel Adams