Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Answers: Michigan Concealed Pistol License Quiz

Here are the answers to the quiz I posted a few days ago...

Answer either 'True' or 'False.'

1. It is not necessary to have a Michigan Concealed Pistol License to have a handgun in your home.

TRUE. A concealed pistol license is necessary to carry a concealed pistol outside your home or your place of business.

2. A Michigan Concealed Pistol License is recognized/honored in 35 other states.

TRUE. A Michigan CPL is recognized in 35 other states. See the Michigan Attorney General's page to learn which ones apply.

3. With a Michigan Concealed Pistol License, you do not need a 10-Day Purchase Permit to buy a handgun.

TRUE. A CPL serves as your 10-Day Purchase Permit. Thus, you can go straight to the gun shop to buy a handgun.

4. With a Michigan Concealed Pistol License, you can borrow any registered handgun without registering it in your name.

TRUE. A person with a CPL can borrow any legally registered handgun without registering it in his name.

5. A Michigan Concealed Pistol License allows you to have a loaded handgun in any location in an automobile.

TRUE. A CPL allows you to have a loaded handgun in any area of your vehicle in the state of Michigan.

6. Even though it is recorded in the LEIN System, an armed motorist with a Concealed Pistol License must disclose that he is licensed and armed when stopped by law enforcement.

TRUE. You have an affirmative duty to notify law enforcement, when stopped, to immediately disclose that you have a CPL and have a loaded handgun on your person.

7. You do not need a Michigan Concealed Pistol License to legally open carry in Michigan.

TRUE. Open Carry of a registered handgun is legal in Michigan - without a permit.

8. It is legal for a person with a Michigan Concealed Pistol License to open carry in a "Pistol-Free" Zone.

TRUE. A CPL allows you to "Open Carry" in a Pistol-FREE Zone. However, you must respect private property rights. So, you may be refused entry but you will not have violated any Michigan law.

9. A Michigan Concealed Pistol License only authorizes the concealed carry of only one pistol at a time.

FALSE. You can conceal-carry as many pistols you desire.

10. A fraudulently obtained Michigan Concealed Pistol License is null and void retroactive to the date of issuance.

TRUE. It isn't worth the time or money to get a hook-up CCW Class Certificate. If you get caught, you face a four year felony charge punishable by imprisonment and a $2,500 fine.

How did you do?
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