Tuesday, November 9, 2010

FAQ: What Is The Difference Between A Michigan CCW And A Michigan CPL?

Ask The Michigan Firearms Instructor

Q: What Is The Difference Between A Michigan CCW And A Michigan CPL?

A: A CCW - Carrying A Concealed Weapon - is a crime in which a person unlawfully possesses a hidden weapon, usually a handgun, on or about his person without authorization.

In contrast, a CPL - Concealed Pistol License - is a document granted by the state of Michigan which authorizes the named licensee to possess a concealed pistol on or about his person. In many contexts, many people use the two terms - CCW and CPL - interchangeably.

Disclaimer
You are strongly encouraged to not only conduct your own independent research but to also consult with a competent and qualified attorney before acting upon any information in this article. Laws covering self-defense, lethal force, firearms, and the Michigan Concealed Pistol License and their enforcement are always subject to change due to laws being amended, politics conducted in the Prosecutor's Office, and election results at all levels of government. Ignorance of the law, legally speaking, is not a valid excuse for running afoul of it. The penalties and fines imposed upon violators of firearms related offenses are stiff and severe.

About The Author
Rick Ector is a National Rifle Association credentialed Firearms Trainer, who provides Michigan CCW Class training in Detroit for students at his firearms school - Rick's Firearm Academy of Detroit.

Ector is a recognized expert in firearm safety and has been featured extensively in the national and local media: Associated Press, UPI, NRAnews, Guns Digest, Tactical-Life, The Truth About Guns, The Politics Daily, Fox News Detroit, The Detroit News, The Detroit Examiner, WJLB, WGPR, and the UrbanShooterPodcast.

For more info about free shooting lessons for women and Michigan CCW Classes, please contact:

Rick's Firearm Academy of Detroit
Web: http://www.detroitccw.com.
Email: info@detroitccw.com
Phone: 313.733.7404
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