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    A movie shooting in Saginaw, "Street Boss", needs to borrow a few guns for a few days. They want about a dozen Glocks or Berettas or S&W semi-autos, one revolver, 2 Uzis, and three tactical shotguns. I am already loaning them one of mine. You will get a certificate certifying that your gun was in a movie. Call me at 989-860-3977, Rod Merten.

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    I would not loan any gun of mine to anybody I didn't know well (and they would have to have a CPL). The way I understand MI law, if they do not have a valid CPL,you cannot leagally loan them handguns. Lawyers?..

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    Heh, heh, heh.

    Does this mean some of those liberals who so vehemently oppose 2nd Amendment rights are now running into their own regulation?
    I'll make you an offer: I will argue and fight for all of your rights, if you will do the same for me. That is the only way freedom can work. We have to respect all rights, all the time--and strive to win the rights of the other guy as much as for ourselves.

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    If you are serious, I would contact someone like Guns Galore in Fenton to rent some. I doubt you'll find many, if any private individuals will want to loan their guns out, even if laws are followed to the letter.
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    This has got to be a joke.... and if not, it SHOULD be.

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    I am being entirely serious. Making a movie is not a joke. It is bringing jobs to Michigan. I thought this was ine way we could help an independent film maker who is putting up his own money.

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    merpho wrote:
    I am being entirely serious. Making a movie is not a joke. It is bringing jobs to Michigan. I thought this was ine way we could help an independent film maker who is putting up his own money.
    Cool but try to understand this...

    IT'S ILLEGAL

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    Here's a solution for you,

    Go buy some airsoft guns thenblack out the orange tips during the editing.

    "Making a movie is not a joke."

    Neither are the laws of Michigan that will make you a felon.

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    dougwg wrote:
    Here's a solution for you,

    Go buy some airsoft guns thenblack out the orange tips during the editing.

    "Making a movie is not a joke."

    Neither are the laws of Michigan that will make you a felon.
    I second that idea. You can buy airsoft guns that are exact copies of the real deal, complete with trademarks and other markings (my Sig 552 [airsoft] even says "for law enforcement/export only" down the side of it). The brand you are looking for is Tokyo Marui.

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    thanks for your help.

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    ScottyT wrote:
    dougwg wrote:
    Here's a solution for you,

    Go buy some airsoft guns thenblack out the orange tips during the editing.

    "Making a movie is not a joke."

    Neither are the laws of Michigan that will make you a felon.
    I second that idea. You can buy airsoft guns that are exact copies of the real deal, complete with trademarks and other markings (my Sig 552 [airsoft] even says "for law enforcement/export only" down the side of it). The brand you are looking for is Tokyo Marui.
    Tokyo Marui is the original and arguably the best maker of airsoft guns, but there are many other manufacturers out there that make realistic replica firearms. They even have gas blowback models that force the slide to cycle when the trigger is pulled. There are electric models that do the same thing. There is no need to use real firearms when making a movie because these replicas are so realistic.

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    Besides, the recoil (of a real gun) might scare the actors... lol

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    Again, thanks everybody. We are going the airsoft route.

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    You can also hire an armorer, there is one in lansing. But they'll only work with you if you're insured, which you should also consider, thatrical insurance is relatively cheap and is actually probably a good idea even if you go the airsoft route, When we organize airsoft games, we use theatrical insurance.

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    One more thing I want to add, is that in Michigan, pointing a real gun at someone, even wihtout malice, is a felony. That is, unless you're defending your life. Probably not a good idea to do it on camera. Dummy guns, or blanks in a situation where you can only see the shooter would be best.

    Being as we have way too few movies made in this state, please keep us updated about the film.
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    "Sorry your $1,200 Kimber skidded across the asphalt. On the up side, here's your certificate stating it was used in a movie."

    Nothing like observing proper firearm safety practices.

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    Pointman wrote:
    "Sorry your $1,200 Kimber skidded across the asphalt. On the up side, here's your certificate stating it was used in a movie."

    Nothing like observing proper firearm safety practices.

    By the way, great advice on blacking out the safety tips and violating federal law.

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    Re-read my post.

    I suggested "blacking out" the tip during EDITING not during the accual shooting of the scene.

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    Pointman wrote:
    You did say during editing; I wonder if the movie guys caught it. I read the posts and then checked MI Statues--my God you need time to understand them! I should have then re-read the posts, since my mind was still spinning from the statues.

    From what I read, my having an out-of-stateconcealed-carry permit allows me to carry concealed, but I've heard that's not the case, because MI requires me to have the permit from my home state, and WI doesn't have permits. One more twist: Having a MN "carry" permit, which is OC and CC, can I as a WI resident CC in Michigan? Can I OC in MI?

    I drive to MI every few months, so I'm wondering what's legal.
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    Pointman wrote:
    By the way, great advice on blacking out the safety tips and violating federal law.
    Could you please point out that law? I would be very curious to see it. My understanding is that it is illegal to sell or ship it without the orange tip... but I have been wrong before and would happily change my ways if I can fond that law.

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    Pointman wrote:
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    From what I read, my having an out-of-stateconcealed-carry permit allows me to carry concealed, but I've heard that's not the case, because MI requires me to have the permit from my home state, and WI doesn't have permits. One more twist: Having a MN "carry" permit, which is OC and CC, can I as a WI resident CC in Michigan? Can I OC in MI?

    I drive to MI every few months, so I'm wondering what's legal.
    You are right that MI *REQUIRES* a permit issued by "Your Home State" in order to legally carry in MI. Your MN. permit means nothing to the police officers in MI. You may NOT even openly carry in MI because your gun isn't properly registered. (Safety Inspected)Sorry.

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    Pointman wrote:
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    From what I read, my having an out-of-stateconcealed-carry permit allows me to carry concealed, but I've heard that's not the case, because MI requires me to have the permit from my home state, and WI doesn't have permits. One more twist: Having a MN "carry" permit, which is OC and CC, can I as a WI resident CC in Michigan? Can I OC in MI?

    I drive to MI every few months, so I'm wondering what's legal.
    You are right that MI *REQUIRES* a permit issued by "Your Home State" in order to legally carry in MI. Your MN. permit means nothing to the police officers in MI. You may NOT even openly carry in MI because your gun isn't properly registered. (Safety Inspected)Sorry.

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    Pointman wrote:
    (a) Acts prohibited
    It shall be unlawful for any person to manufacture, enter into commerce, ship, transport, or receive any toy, look-alike, or imitation firearm unless such firearm contains, or has affixed to it, a marking approved by the Secretary of Commerce...
    Thats what I thought. Federal Law does not require an orange tip on imitation firearms that you own and use, just on the ones that are being sold, shipped, etc...

    Good news for airsoft enthusiasts like me!

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