After reading the article, I'd say the guy got a nice deal from the prosecutor. Michigan residents are required by law to have a license from Michigan to carry. A loaded pistol under the seat in Michigan is concealed and requires a license. I do not know of any legal way to transport a loaded long gun in the trunk. If he was still a resident of Pennsylvania, the handgun under the seat would be fine with his PA. license; but, the rifle is still illegal.