Wednesday, April 24, 2013

FAQ: Are CPL-Holders Required To Possess Their Pistol Registrations When Carrying Their Guns?

Ask The Michigan Firearms Instructor

Q: As a Michigan CPL holder, am I still required that I carry my pistol registration (the old "green card") anytime I have my pistol in my possession?

A: For the first 30 days after registration of the handgun, keep the registration card on your person when carrying the handgun. Presumably, that gives "resource challenged" law enforcement agencies enough time to get your handgun into the LEIN system.

Of course, I am against this whole registration business but the law is the law - currently until we change it. Moreover, after the 30 day period you will no longer need to carry the registration certificate when carrying your registered handgun.

Oh yeah, you probably already know this BUT also have your CPL in your possession whenever you are conceal carrying your handgun.

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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