Thursday, May 16, 2013

Michigan Firearm FAQ: Can A Resident Alien Buy A Handgun And Be Issued A CPL?

Ask The Michigan Firearms Instructor
Q: Can a resident alien (Canadian with green card, been in the U.S. legally for 47 years) purchase a hand gun and get licensed for concealed carry in Michigan?

A: Yes, a Michigan resident alien can both purchase a handgun and be bestowed a CPL, assuming that he otherwise meets all of the other requirements.

In general, a person must be a Michigan resident for three months before being allowed to purchase a handgun. Also, a person must be a Michigan resident for six months before being allowed to apply for a CPL, however, that waiting period (for a CPL) can be waived for persons with a conceal carry permit from another state.

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: 313.733.74

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