Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Michigan CPL Class FAQ: Must I Disclose My CPL Status If I Am A Passenger In A Vehicle?

Ask The Michigan Firearms Instructor
Q: If I am in a friend's car and he gets pulled over am I still required to tell the officer I am a CPL holder if he does not speak to me?

A: If you are in a friend's car when the vehicle is stopped, my opinion is that both you and your friend are stopped. In fact, everybody in the car is stopped. As such, any CPL-holders in the car who are carrying a concealed pistol or TASER must immediately disclose their license and their firearm/TASER.

Source: MCL 28.425f: Concealed pistol license; possession; disclosure to peace officer; violation; penalty; notice to department and issuing board; seizure; forfeiture; "peace officer" defined.

Sec. 5f.

(1) An individual who is licensed under this act to carry a concealed pistol shall have his or her license to carry that pistol in his or her possession at all times he or she is carrying a concealed pistol or a portable device that uses electro-muscular disruption technology.

(2) An individual who is licensed under this act to carry a concealed pistol and who is carrying a concealed pistol or a portable device that uses electro-muscular disruption technology shall show both of the following to a peace officer upon request by that peace officer:

(a) His or her license to carry a concealed pistol.
(b) His or her driver license or Michigan personal identification card.

(3) An individual licensed under this act to carry a concealed pistol and who is carrying a concealed pistol or a portable device that uses electro-muscular disruption technology and who is stopped by a peace officer shall immediately disclose to the peace officer that he or she is carrying a pistol or a portable device that uses electro-muscular disruption technology concealed upon his or her person or in his or her vehicle.

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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Email: info@detroitccw.com
Phone: 313.733.74

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