Tuesday, April 23, 2013

FAQ: How Can I Contest A CPL Rejection Letter That Didn't Specify A Disqualifying Reason?

Ask The Michigan Firearms Instructor

Q: I took and passed my gun safety class. I live in Muskegon County where I applied for my concealed weapons permit and I was denied. I don't have a felony, or a misdemeanor. In 2006 I was charged with resisting arrest but I fought it in court and the case dismissed. It was expunged off my record by the FBI agent. I have a bad last name in Muskegon County, and I thought the prosecuting attorney was discriminating against me because of my last name because it is black name. I don't have a parking ticket or any traffic tickets. My record is good. In the paperwork that I just got from the Muskegon County Clerk's They did not specify what was the reason. What do you think I should do?

A: You are entitled to a hearing before the gun board to discuss your denial. Hire an attorney to represent you. If you don't know of one with a great understanding of Michigan Firearms Law, I can endorse one. If you are not offered a hearing, an attorney can file suit in Circuit Court. If the judge agrees, you can be issued a license on the spot AND be reimbursed court costs and attorney fees.

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.

For more info about free shooting lessons for women and Michigan CCW Classes, please contact:

Rick's Firearm Academy of Detroit
Web: http://www.detroitccw.com.
Email: info@detroitccw.com
Phone: 313.733.7404

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