Hey all you Michiganders, Are you attending the march in Lansing on Wed? :wave:
The MCRGO Facebook post today reads "we are asking people to please consider NOT carrying long guns. It is counter-productive to the political and public relations efforts of the event, not practical for self defense in an urban environment and involves safety issues with muzzle control not present with openly carrying a holstered pistol".Hey jwheels, I do believe that long guns are in fact ok. That is what the literature from MCRGO says.
You could try MCRGO.Org. They get pretty specific on the laws. I am by no means an attorney, but I believe you are legal. Just remember that open carry has seperate laws than does concealed carry.I don't want to start a flame war so please be polite, but I'm unable to find a definitive answer and wonder if anyone can point me in the right direction.
I have a Rossi Ranch Hand that I'm interested in open carrying (not easy to conceal it if I wanted to). I have a sling on it and would like to carry it this way. It is far from being as intimidating or evil-looking as an AR or AK pistol, but it is legally a pistol. Can I do this in Michigan? The question seems most likely to lie in the definition of brandishing, but I'd like to know more before I go anywhere other than the woods with it slung over my shoulder or across my back. I'm thinking specifically of the march in Lansing tomorrow, but broadly in terms of any other time I may want to carry this way.
I don't plan to walk around town this way nor do I seek to draw attention or make a statement beyond the march tomorrow.
So, is it legal to open carry a pistol on a sling if it isn't being waived around menacingly or being pointed at anyone?