I just sent an email to Sen. Crospey on what the legislative intent was in the examples of lawful purposes given in750.231a Exceptions to § 750.227(2); definitions.
(1) Subsection (2) of section 227 does not apply to any of the following:…….
(e) To a person while transporting a pistol for a lawful purpose that is licensed by the owner or occupant of the motor vehicle in compliance with section 2 of 1927 PA 372, MCL 28.422, and the pistol is unloaded in a closed case designed for the storage of firearms in a vehicle that does not have a trunk and is not readily accessible to the occupants of the vehicle……
(b) “Lawful purpose”[/b] includes the following:
(i) While en route to or from a hunting or target shooting area.[/b]
(ii) While transporting a pistol en route to or from his or her home or place of business and place of repair.[/b]
(iii) While moving goods from 1 place of abode or business to another place of abode or business.[/b]
(iv) While transporting a licensed pistol en route to or from a law enforcement agency for the purpose of having a safety inspection performed on the pistol as is required by section 9 of 1927 PA 372, MCL 28.429, or for the purpose of having a law enforcement official take possession of the weapon.[/b]
(v) While en route to or from his or her abode or place of business and a gun show or places of purchase or sale.[/b]
(vi) While en route to or from his or her abode to a public shooting facility or public land where discharge of firearms is permitted by law, rule, regulation, or local ordinance.[/b]
(vii) While en route to or from his or her abode to a private property location where the pistol is to be used as is permitted by law, rule, regulation, or local ordinance.[/b]
. Will post any response I get.