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Can a Michigan CPL Holder Concealed Carry on a Boat?

Apr 3rd, 2019 PBarone

Michigan is often referred to as the “Great Lakes State.”  Four of the five Great Lakes share borders with Canada, and when combined, all five of the Great Lakes share borders with seven other states, including Illinois, Indiana, Minnesota, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin...

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Restoration of Firearms Rights in Michigan After Felony Conviction

Feb 14th, 2019 PBarone

Michigan law provides that if you have been convicted of a felony you may not use, possess transport, sell or carry a firearm for a period of either three or five years. After this period has elapsed limited firearms rights under state...

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Can Off Duty Officer Concealed Carry in Court?

Jan 21st, 2019 PBarone

The answer will depend on the written security policy of the individual court.  Police officers and other law enforcement officers are advised to check with the specific court prior to attempting to conceal carry. Michigan law provides that any person with a...

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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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