Tuesday, May 7, 2013

FAQ: Would It Be A Good Idea For Macomb County To End Mandatory Gun Board Appearances?

Ask The Michigan Firearms Instructor
Q: I have a question. What is this I was hearing in a conversation that you might not have to go the gun board in Macomb County in the near future?? They are going to do it all by mail? Is this true or false? Please let this be false.

A: Macomb County is one of the remaining few counties that still require an appearance before the County Gun Board before the CPL is issued. Lapeer County adopted this policy only a couple of years ago. Any appearance before these boards after "shall issue" became law is largely a ceremonial token event.

The bottom line is that a candidate only has to meet the requirements for the license. If he does, he gets the license; that is what "shall issue" means. Years ago, a gun board could deny an applicant because they didn't like the way he looked or talked. This discretionary policy - via the Michigan Firearms Act of 1927 - was enacted in the aftermath of the Ossian Sweet Case. You see, Gun Control has racist roots. Finally, ending these unnecessary meetings will save money.

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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