Sunday, July 7, 2013

Michigan CPL Class FAQ: Can I Accompany My Kids At Their School's Playground If I OC With A CPL?

Ask The Michigan Firearms Instructor
Q: I am taking my kids to the playground at their school. I have a CPL. As I understand it, I can open carry on school property. Is this correct?

A: Yes. You are on school property which is a gun free zone as defined in MCL 750.237a and a conceal carry pistol free zone as defined in MCL 28.425o. However, you are exempt if you OC on school property, per the exemption granted in MCL 750.237a.

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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