I wonder what the badge was for...
But to answer your question,yes:
Michigan is a traditional open carry state. Open carry is more common in rural areas. You may NOT open carry in a car without a permit. However, Michigan recognizes the resident permits of all 50 states.
We make every effort to provide correct information on this site. However, the legal landscape surrounding open carry is fluid and subject to a myriad of political influences in the various states. Therefore, any and all information you glean from this site should be independently verified!
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Declaration of Rights, Article I, Section 6
Every person has a right to keep and bear arms for the defense of himself and the state.
Minimum Age to OC
Complete State Preemption of All Firearm Laws
NOTE: Almost all states allow local regulation of the discharge of firearms
Open Car Carry
Firearms may be openly carried in cars only with a permit/license.
Places Off Limits
General Prohibitions Available at Packing.org
Open Carry Specific Prohibitions
Available at Packing.org