Wednesday, April 24, 2013

FAQ: Is It Legal To Walk On A School's Outdoor Track While Carrying A Firearm?

Ask The Michigan Firearms Instructor

Q: The weather is getting nice so I will be outside walking again; it's 5 blocks to my local high school. If I walk on their track while carrying a firearm would I be breaking the law?

A: If you have a CPL, it would be legal for you to Open Carry (OC) your handgun while on school property. However, if you concealed carried on school property - with a CPL - you would be violating the pistol-free zone provision of the concealed carry law. If you wish to OC, educate yourself with an Open Carry Class.

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
Phone: 313.733.7404

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