Friday, May 24, 2013

Michigan CPL FAQ: Do I Have To Tell Every Officer I See That I Am Concealed Carrying A Handgun?

Ask The Michigan Firearms Instructor
Q: I was at the 7-11 convenience store the other morning and two police officers were in the store. Do I have to announce to them that I'm conceal carrying?? You can hardly see my SW380 but they are trained to look for them.

A: No. Just nod, smile at the nice officers, and keep it moving. Some officers might be amused at your "confession" while others might be slightly annoyed. However, if the officer notices your bulge and decides to officially stop you, he can request to see your Driver's License and your CPL.

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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Phone: 313.733.74

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