This is a discussion on Forgot where I lived today... within the Concealed Carry Issues & Discussions forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Originally Posted by JD Well, you have to remember a couple of things: MI has only been shall issue since 2001 so the concept is ...
PCON, you told her a lot more information about yourself that was none of her business then I would have.
Welcome to Michigan, congrats on the new marriage, and remember Ann arbor is home of the annual "Hash Bash" for a reason: a bunch of tree hugging hippy liberals running around not usually the gun friendly type.
By the way don't ever forget your aniversary with a date like that she will NEVER let you live it down (I speak from experience my aniversary is Christmas eve and my better half reminds me repeatedly of the year I was too busy getting toys gathered and assembled to remember our special day)
Sounds like you did just fine to me. It sounded like she asked those questions out of curiousity and in a respectful way,and you responded in kind. You taught her a few things about guns,gun safety and CCW. Maybe you even gave her something to thing about. And best of all you gave her a positive impression of gun owners!
Thanks for the way You let Her see us gun owners are.
My GOD man, MICHIGAN??? It's 75 degrees here today!
Treat me good, I'll treat you better. Treat me bad, I'll treat you worse.
Also, MI is a state that requires you to be a resident of the state issuing your permit.
Think about that.
I grew up in Michigan, and for the last 20 years have considered it a good state to be from.
Looking forward to welcoming you to CO.
Try to stay out of Denver proper. If you can stand the commute, there's plenty of room out here in Elbert County.
It’s so much easier now days, to "Love and honor" my wife, when she is armed, and shoots a better group than I do. (Till death do us part, eh?)
“The way you get shot by a concealed weapons permit holder is, you point a gun at him,” the Sheriff said.
PCON, Welcome to Michigan. I think I warned you about A-Squared (that bastion of liberalism quote sounds familiar ). But not to worry, much of the State is VASTLY different. Also very beautiful (when it's not frigid and white, unless you are into that sort of thing, in which case it's got that going for it too!).
Glad (and surprised!) to hear they'll issue temp. permits for those moving in from another State (reciprocity or not, Michigan honors ALL other State's permits, as long as the holder is a resident of that issueing State).
With the exception of our current recession (worst employment rate in 50 States), which has been going on for about 3 years (the rest of the country is now where we were back then, and we've sunk even lower), the State does have a lot going for it. And really, so does Ann Arbor (lots of cultural events and concerts, U of M Hospital, one of the best in the Nation, and University of Michigan, a fine school, though they do cultivate that liberal mentality).
All in all, a lot of good here, and for your short stay, should be a very positive one. Enjoy your stay, and if you've got any money, spend it!
Regards, T Bone.
"Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety". Benjamin Franklin
Yeah, A2 is a liberal elitest bastion of anti-freedom.
The picnic that the members of OCDO.org held there last fall went off without a hitch. Imagine that! People openly carrying guns in the liberal stronghold of A2, and the local officers look like their having a good time hanging out with the folks.
Ann Arbor Get-Together, Official Thread - Michigan - Stories From The States - OpenCarry.org - Discussion Forum
How'd the Ann Arbor picnic go? - MGO Community Forum
It was good of you to help re-educate the lady, and welcome to MI.
I grew up in northern MI and loved it...graduated from MSU and then lived in Ann Arbor for five years...there I not only learned about liberals, but also of the frustration of trying to reason with them.
Moved to MN, home of more liberals, but there's nothing quite like Ann Arbor. There are, however, some great restaurants, bars and food stores there. I fondly remember Merchant of Vino up on Plymouth Road.
Carry all the time, and stayed heavily armed when travelling into Ypsilanti.
"It's a big gun when I carry it, it is also a big gun when I take it out” – Clint Smith