Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Ask The Michigan Firearm Instructor: Should My Pistol Chamber Be Empty?

Ask The Michigan Firearm Instructor: Should My Pistol Chamber Be Empty?
Q: Hi Rick. My daughter was pulled over by Detroit Police over the weekend. She told the officer that she had a CPL. The officer asked her if there was a bullet in the chamber? She said yes. He told her that the new law is not to have a bullet in the chamber. He had her to take the bullets out of her gun and gave her a warning about it. Is this truce (sic) about the new gun law? Please let me know. I'm very curious.

A: No. The officer provided your daughter with incorrect info. No law concerning the chamber status of a pistol has been adopted and enacted in the state of Michigan. Please encourage your daughter to continue to carry her firearm with a round in the chamber. An unchambered firearm is about as useful as an unloaded one. Additionally, if she ever needed to use it, precious time would be needed to make it ready. Moreover, if she is under stress while attempting to chamber her firearm, she may cause it to jam due to the fact that stress may cause a loss of fine motor skills in her fingers. Further, I would suggest that a formal complaint be levied against the officer.
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