Wednesday, May 29, 2013
Michigan CPL FAQ: Do I Need To Own A Handgun Before Taking The Concealed Pistol License Class?
Q: Do I need to own a handgun before I take the CPL Class?
A: No, you do not need to own a handgun before taking the class. If you have never bought a defensive handgun, it is in your best interests to wait until after taking the class.
The CPL Class will provide you with information that will assist you with making a wise purchasing decision. A handgun is a major financial investment.
As such, it is important that you have been instructed on important characteristics to keep in mind when making your selection. Moreover, you can inexpensively rent a handgun at the gun range to satisfy your shooting exercise requirement for the class.
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.
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