Results 1 to 6 of 6

Thread: Open carry in Michigan State Parks

  1. #1
    Regular Member
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    , ,
    Posts
    2

    Post imported post

    My girlfriend and I are going camping in Leelanau this weekend. I haven't received my CPL yet, but was wondering if anyone had any idea if Michigan's open carry law also applied to the State Parks (DNR)?



    Thanks.

  2. #2
    Regular Member
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    , ,
    Posts
    2

    Post imported post



    And if it's legal to open carry in a Michigan State Park, can I transport it there? Would transporting a pistol to a State Park be considered "lawful"?




    750.231a
    A person is now permitted to transport a pistol for a lawful purpose if the owner or occupant of the vehicle is


    the registered owner of the firearm and the pistol is unloaded and in a closed case in the trunk of the vehicle. If the vehicle


    does not have a trunk, the pistol may be in the passenger compartment of the vehicle unloaded and inaccessible to the


    occupants of the vehicle.


    A 'lawful purpose' includes:


    While en route to or from a hunting or target shooting area.


    While transporting a pistol to or from home or place of business and a place of repair.


    While moving goods from one place of residence or business to another place of residence or business.


    While transporting a licensed pistol to or from a law enforcement agency for the purpose of having a safety


    inspection performed (registering the pistol) or to have a law enforcement official take possession of the pistol.


    While en route to or from home or place of business to a gun show or place of purchase or sale.


    While en route to or from home to a public shooting facility or land where the discharge of firearms is permitted.


    While en route to or from home to private property where the pistol is to be used as permitted by law, rule,

    regulation, or local ordinance.

  3. #3
    Regular Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    , ,
    Posts
    129

    Post imported post

    123456 wrote:



    And if it's legal to open carry in a Michigan State Park, can I transport it there? Would transporting a pistol to a State Park be considered "lawful"?






    750.231a
    A person is now permitted to transport a pistol for a lawful purpose if the owner or occupant of the vehicle is



    the registered owner of the firearm and the pistol is unloaded and in a closed case in the trunk of the vehicle. If the vehicle



    does not have a trunk, the pistol may be in the passenger compartment of the vehicle unloaded and inaccessible to the



    occupants of the vehicle.



    A 'lawful purpose' includes:



    While en route to or from a hunting or target shooting area.



    While transporting a pistol to or from home or place of business and a place of repair.



    While moving goods from one place of residence or business to another place of residence or business.



    While transporting a licensed pistol to or from a law enforcement agency for the purpose of having a safety



    inspection performed (registering the pistol) or to have a law enforcement official take possession of the pistol.



    While en route to or from home or place of business to a gun show or place of purchase or sale.



    While en route to or from home to a public shooting facility or land where the discharge of firearms is permitted.



    While en route to or from home to private property where the pistol is to be used as permitted by law, rule,

    regulation, or local ordinance.

    A key to your post is that the examples" includes" but is not limited to what is listed. As open carry is a "lawful activity" I don't see a reason that transportation in that manneris illegal.


  4. #4
    Regular Member kryptonian's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    , ,
    Posts
    248

    Post imported post

    i got stopped by police in island lake state park on sunday. i did have CPL and was open carrying. driving open carry is considered concealed. was not an issue. read the signs when you go. just says no target shooting.

  5. #5
    Activist Member hamaneggs's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    warren, Michigan, USA
    Posts
    1,251

    Post imported post

    In the DNR Hunting handbook under "License Reqirement-Possession of Firearms and Bows and Arrows", second paragraph,it states "A hunting license is not required when target practicing or sighting-in a firearm at an identifiable,artificially constructed target,and there is no attempt to take game.A hunting license is not required for the carrying of a pistol for personal protection by a camper,hiker or person engaged in other recreational activities if there is no attempt to take game.I carry this in my wallet always!
    Today JESUS would tell me to sell my coat and buy two Springfield XD Compact 45acp's!

    NRA LIFER,GOA,MOC Inc.,CLSD,MCRGO,UAW! MOLON LABE!!

  6. #6
    Regular Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    Near Lapeer (Hadley), Michigan, USA
    Posts
    932

    Post imported post

    *deleted*

    Quis custodiet ipsos custodes? (who will watch the watchmen?)

    I am not a lawyer. Nothing in any of posts should be construed as legal advice.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •