Saturday, April 3, 2010

Answers: Michigan CCW Eligibility Quiz

Here are the answers to yesterday's quiz:

1. All CPL applicants must specify a need to justify having the license.

False: MI PA 381 of 2000 changed Michigan's CPL issuance policy from "discretionary" to "shall issue." As a consequence, any applicant who meets the uniform criteria "shall" be issued a license.

2. A self-diagnosis of feeling depressed disqualifies an applicant for a CPL.

False: Only a qualified mental health professional can diagnose a person with "clinial depression."

3. All CPL applicants must be citizens of the United States.

False: Resident Aliens are eligible for a state of Michigan CPL.

4. The CPL applicant's criminal background check must not reveal any misdemeanor convictions.

False: A misdemeanor conviction of an offense does not automatically disqualify a CPL applicant. However, a waiting period may apply for certain misdemeanor convictions.

5. The CPL applicant must not have ever had a protection order entered against him.

False: Only currently active protection orders bar a person from possessing or owning a firearm and getting a CPL.

6. It is illegal to be taught the CPL Class in your home.

False: A CPL Class can be taught anywhere as long as it meets all of the training requirements specified in Section 5j of 1927 PA 372.

7. It is a misdemeanor crime to submit a fraudulent CPL Class Certificate to a County Gun Board.

False: Submitting a fraudulent CPL Class Certificate to a County Gun Board is a felony punishable by a $2,500 fine, four years or imprisonment, or both.

8. All CPL applicants must appear before the County Gun Board before receiving a license.

False: Not all of Michigan's 83 County Gun Boards require a pre-licensure appearance.

9. It is legal for a law enforcement agency to charge CPL applicants a copying fee - not to exceed $5 - for copying expenses incurred for distributing the CPL Application.

False: PA 381 of 2000 prohibits law enforcement agencies from charging applicants any fees for the CPL Application Kit.

10. It is illegal to not disclose an expunged/set aside felony conviction on the CPL application.

False: It is legal to deny the existence of a set-aside conviction on your CPL Application.

So, how did you do?

BTW, all of the answers were "False."

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