Thursday, May 23, 2013

Michigan CPL FAQ: Can You Legally Conceal Carry In A State of Michigan Owned Office Building?

Ask The Michigan Firearms Instructor
Q: Hi Rick, Very much appreciate all your great info! I wonder if you know the status of concealed carry in state office buildings, for non state employees? I was an employee for 20+ years, and knew it was against policy to carry on the job, but now as a contractor back to the state I have meetings in downtown Lansing (Mason bldg). Any insight? Thanks!

A: You can legally carry a concealed handgun in a state (Michigan) building if you have a CPL. State courts, however, are entirely a different situation and would not be legal places for conceal carry.

Just this past March, me and about 1,000 or so armed friends went inside the Capitol Building in Lansing without incident. Do keep in mind that if your employer has a policy against you being armed while conducting company business, you could be fired. Be safe.

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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