Moooose102 wrote:hi, i am new to this idea. i was informed (aparently, misinformed) that open carry was illegal in michigan. so, i went and got a cpl. when i picked it up, the deputy was sure to inform me that this ment i could not carry my gun on my hip, as it was brandishing. so i am fairly confused on this situation. so, now that i have a cpl, can i open carry, or not? and if i can, what type of confrontations can i expect from leo's? also, i have heard that wal-mart is not a good place to carry openly. can anybody tell me why?
Brandishing is defined as waving your pistol around or pointing at someone menacingly. Holster is NOT brandshing. HE is misinformed, or just BS-ing you.
National policy for Wal-Mart is that they comply with states that have concealed weapons laws, and honor that, but if someone is seen with a pistol exposed or partially exposed they will tell them to cover it or leave. This seems to vary from store to store, and is a guidline, a policy of theirs to fall back on. Not law and usually not posted at store entrance as a rule.
You can still open carry even if you have a CPL.
Read this article in the Detroit Free Press. Skip Coryell is shown there with an holstered pistol. He is NRA certified instructor, and also has CPL. http://www.freep.com/apps/pbcs.dll/a...807250352/1008