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Michigan Recreational Marijuana Users Advised to Avoid Firearm Possession

Dec 10th, 2018 PBarone

Now that Michigan has legalized the recreational use of marijuana, many citizens want to know how they can possess and use recreational marijuana without running afoul of the law.  It will take many years for the legislators and courts to sort this...

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Can I Have a CPL and be a Medical or Recreational Marijuana User?

Nov 28th, 2018 PBarone

No, according to Federal law, you are not allowed to both use medical or recreational marijuana and have a Michigan Concealed Pistol License (CPL).  This is due to a conflict in state and federal law. Michigan is not the only state facing...

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Possession or Use of Firearm Under the Influence in Michigan

Oct 18th, 2018 PBarone

All firearms are inherently dangerous, so naturally, it is against the law in Michigan to possess or use one under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Because of the danger posed by individuals who violate this law, penalties are quite significant and...

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Can I Open Carry on School Grounds with a CPL?

Sep 11th, 2018 PBarone

Yes, unless the school specifically has a policy against open carry, a person with a valid CPL may open carry on school grounds. However, the multitude of laws addressing this topic is so nuanced that a person wishing to open carry on...

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Michigan CPL Applications Likely to Reach One Million in 2018

May 4th, 2018 PBarone

The number of Michigan citizens with a Concealed Pistol License (CPL) continues to increase each year with 2018 on track to become a recording breaking year. As of April 2018, there are a total of 993,026 CPL holders in Michigan according to...

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The Law of Private Long Gun Sales in Michigan

Apr 23rd, 2018 PBarone

Before looking at the difference between long gun sales and pistol sales it is helpful to understand that Michigan law sets forth many important distinctions between pistols and long guns.  While both are considered firearms because both can expel a projectile by...

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Can my Spouse Keep Their Guns If I’m on Felony Probation?

Feb 22nd, 2018 PBarone

Probably not.  If you’ve been convicted of a felony in Michigan, then your gun rights will be suspended for three to five years, depending on the type of felony.  The suspension time periods start when you’re done with your felony probation and...

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When May I Lawfully Transport a Pistol in My Car?

Sep 12th, 2017 baronedefenew

If you have a CPL, then you may carry a loaded pistol inside the passenger compartment of a motor vehicle anytime you like.  However, if you do not have a CPL a whole different set of rules applies, and it is important...

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Where May I Carry My Concealed Weapon in Michigan?

Apr 26th, 2017 baronedefenew

If you have a concealed pistol license in Michigan, then you are free to carry your concealed weapon throughout the state.  This means you can carry a gun with you while driving on streets or freeways, including rest areas, while shopping, eating...

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How to Obtain a Concealed Pistol License in Michigan

Apr 25th, 2017 baronedefenew

On July 1, 2001, Michigan’s new concealed carry law went into effect.  With this new law, Michigan effectively became a “shall issue” state, meaning everyone not otherwise excluded by law is entitled to obtain a license allowing them to carry a concealed...

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