Concealed Carry - Without A CCW
I have a question. My former roomate and friend who nows lives upstairs from me asked me a very intriquing question the other day. He bought a .380 pistol [browning I think] but doesn't have his CCW. He wants to carry around his apartment and on the property of the apartment complex. In reviewing the michigan law below, I told him I thought it was ok...tell me what you guys think.
"750.227 Concealed weapons; carrying; penalty. Sec. 227.
(1) A person shall not carry a dagger, dirk, stiletto, a double-edged nonfolding stabbing instrument of any length, or any other dangerous weapon, except a hunting knife adapted and carried as such, concealed on or about his or her person, or whether concealed or otherwise in any vehicle operated or occupied by the person, except in his or her dwelling house, place of business or on other land possessed by the person.
(2) A person shall not carry a pistol concealed on or about his or her person, or, whether concealed or otherwise, in a vehicle operated or occupied by the person, except in his or her dwelling house, place of business, or on other land possessed by the person, without a license to carry the pistol as provided by law and if licensed, shall not carry the pistol in a place or manner inconsistent with any restrictions upon such license.
(3) A person who violates this section is guilty of a felony, punishable by imprisonment for not more than 5 years, or by a fine of not more than $2,500.00."
Michigan is an open carry state.
Michigan is an open carry state, no permit is required. The only problem is if he tries to go in his car from home to the store. Once you are in the care it is considered concealed and you need a permit.
Check Packing.org and opencarry.org.
Hope this helps.