Michigan Open Carry?

Discussion in 'The Constitutional & RKBA Forum' started by ShawnDow, Oct 25, 2012.

  1. ShawnDow

    ShawnDow Member

    Jun 17, 2012
    Tawas City, Michigan
    Are there any Michiganders out there in TFF land (or any one else well versed in Michigan law)? If so.. Do any of you know where I can get the scoop on Open Carry? Ive tried searching the web.. but I feel uncomfortable "referencing" Non-Michigan.Gov or similar information.. Basically Id like to read it from a Michigan approved legal document to know I have all information straight.
    I wouldn't mind having a CCW/CPL for purchasing/vehicular transportation.. but I some how believe that Open carry would be my better choice, besides... putting a Springfield XDM (.40 S&W with a 4.5" barrel) would be uncomfortable in my waist band!
    If anyone can direct me in the right direction... Web site or tell me where I can find the legal code of laws relating to the subject, I would greatly appreciate it.
    Shawn Dow
    Last edited: Oct 25, 2012

  2. ShawnDow

    ShawnDow Member

    Jun 17, 2012
    Tawas City, Michigan
    Ill look into it, Thanks Sgt.
  3. Double D

    Double D Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 16, 2009
    North Florida
    You can call directly to your local police department and discuss it with them. Back when we had a discussion on open carry in Washington state, I called out there and spoke with 2 different Sargents on the subject. Read up on the law and then get a feel for how your local law deals with it. If its legal, its legal. Enjoy!
  4. ka64

    ka64 Well-Known Member

    Last edited: Oct 26, 2012
  5. ShawnDow

    ShawnDow Member

    Jun 17, 2012
    Tawas City, Michigan
    Thanks guys.. im looking into it... it sounds like Michigan has no laws stating you can or can't. Kinda silly!
  6. ka64

    ka64 Well-Known Member

    Thats the way it works. By not saying you can't, you can.........
  7. howlnmad

    howlnmad Well-Known Member Supporting Member

    Nov 26, 2008
    Harriman, Tn
    I'm glad that I stopped in here. I thought that Michigan was a concealed carry state.
  8. ka64

    ka64 Well-Known Member

    It is.
  9. ShawnDow

    ShawnDow Member

    Jun 17, 2012
    Tawas City, Michigan
    Michigan is a "shall issue" state... there is all kinds if info on CCW/CPL.. not to much on non-CCW/CPL open carry.. from what i'm finding out, is that .. since there are no laws stating you cant open carry.... you can open carry... Im just trying to find all the info before I get "carried away".. by the police!
  10. ka64

    ka64 Well-Known Member

    You can pretty much carry anywhere openly as you can CC'd. Private business have the right to post the no guns signs which I do not do business at. the links I provided you with all have lists of such establishments.

    Oh, in MI it is refered to CPL not CCW.
  11. zkovach

    zkovach Well-Known Member

    Oct 7, 2009
    To my knowledge you can open carry. I choose to conceal carry in mi.
  12. langenc

    langenc Active Member

    Oct 23, 2009
    Montmorency Co, MI
    Try miopencarry.org.

    Legal but be careful. Some quirks in the system.
  13. ka64

    ka64 Well-Known Member

    Go to post #5...
  14. JTofGPD

    JTofGPD New Member

    Dec 15, 2010
    If i remember correctly you cannot open carry in a vehicle. The fire arm must be securely stored out of reach while driving unless you possess a CCW permit. Michigan gun laws kinda suck, but are better than some.
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