Thursday, May 9, 2013

FAQ: Can A Person With A CPL Legally Conceal Carry A Stun Gun?

Ask The Michigan Firearms Instructor
Q: Is it illegal to carry a stun gun? I do have my CCW (CPL) license.

A: Under the concealed pistol carry statute in Michigan, you can also carry a TASER concealed, which can also function as a stun gun. Stand-alone stun guns, which are not TASERs are not authorized for lawful conceal carry.

Also, there was a Michigan Court of Appeals ruling (People v. Yanna Mich. Ct. App. June 26, 2012) not too long ago in which bans on TASERs and stun guns were struck down as unconstitutional in Michigan because stun guns were deemed to be arms and the Constitution forbids banning arms. I do not know if the state legislature has addressed this issue yet. You MAY be able to legally open carry TASERs and stun guns in Michigan. Caveat Emptor.

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.

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