Monday, June 24, 2013

Michigan CPL Class FAQ: Can I Carry A Handgun In A City Park At A Midget League Baseball Game?

Ask The Michigan Firearms Instructor
Q: Hi Rick, I have a carry question. My son plays Jr. Midget Baseball; they play at local parks. Would this be considered a non carry sporting event? I apologize if you have covered this already and I missed it. I try to watch your posts closely I have learned a lot that I was missing before joining your page. Thank you.

A: A local municipal park would not be defined as a gun free zone in the state of Michigan (See both MCL 750.234d and MCL 28.425o).

However, if the local park was part of a public school, then the CPL-holder could legally open carry via exemption granted by MCL 750.234d.

Thank you for the feedback. I appreciate it.

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.

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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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