OK, so a couple of months ago I stopped over at a friendís house. I havenít stopped into see him in about a year. I was not carrying because I was on my way home from work.
His wife runs a daycare out of their home. To be honest I didn't even think about that until she brought some of the kids up from the basement where she has the daycare.
So I got to thinking, if I had been carrying I would have been in violation of the Michigan Victim Disarmament Zone law (gun free zones). Then I was thinking, well if I waited until later in the day to stop, when the daycare kids were no longer there, would it be OK?
I did a little searching, couldn't find anything about specific hours for daycare's etc.
I tried sending an email to the state attorney general asking about it, but got back a canned response that they do not take request for opinions from citizens at large.
I know my state representative a little, he lives the next street over in my subdivision, and got his carry permit the same day I got mine, so I know he is gun friendly, even for a democrat.
I sent him an email asking him to get an opinion from the state attorney general on if it's legal to carry at a home in the evening that has a daycare during the day.
He called me a few weeks ago to apologize for taken so long to get back, but my email accidentally got placed in the wrong folder, with emails from an energy bill he is working on. He said he would have a staffer take care of it. I got a call yesterday from his staff. She said she has not sent the request to the AG yet, but did check with State Police legal department, to see what their opinion was.
The State Police said that No it is not legal to carry at a home that operates a day care even after the day care is closed for the day. This is interesting, since my friend is a deer hunting buddy, and I assume he keeps his deer rifle on the premises. I would assume the gun free zone applies to rifles, not just handguns.
The staffer from the state rep said that if I wanted, she would proceed with getting an official opinion from the AG. I said, yes; please do, since the State Police do not have the final word on interpreting statues.