Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Michigan Firearms FAQ: Are Off-Duty Law Enforcement Officers Allowed Into The Fox Theater While Armed?

Ask The Michigan Firearms Instructor
Q: Rick, this may sound like a silly question but I am sure I am not the only wondering this. Do you know the procedure at the Fox Theater for LEO personnel off duty? I sent them an email asking about their procedure because when I visit there later this year I don't want a big scene made going through security. Thanks. BTW I also have not had time to call them.

A: I don't have an answer for you. The statute clearly allows an exemption for off-duty law enforcement officers (LEOs) to carry their firearms in pistol free zones (PFZs).

However, it is ultimately up to the discretion of the private property owner/management as to whether they will allow you to attend their venue while armed. A phone call or preferably an email could yield the answer you seek.

If allowed, they will presumably direct you how to most effectively navigate through their screening stations without creating a distraction. Good luck.

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.

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