I posted a reply too. I think the cost of the CPL is a big issue. Why cant we get lifetime permits
and why does it cost the same to renew as gettting a new one, thats BS!
Some of you people are so funny. So it's ok with you if someone carries, as long as you don't see it? Newsflash- its not the guy carrying a gun openly that you need to worry about, its the criminal concealing his. Did you ever consider that if everyone open carried instead of CC that everyone would get over that anxiety pretty fast?
The media has taught us all guns are bad, so you get a little freaked out when you see one, the reality is thousands use guns to protect themselves and their families every year, I don't consider that a bad thing.
2 more very importatnt points here-
if open carry was illegal, having your concealed weapon show through your clothes would be illegal, as it would be if you bent over and part of it showed, do you really want peopel to lose thier license over something stupid like that?
Second, the lawmakers in this state decided to require training and pay a $105 to get a CPL, alot of people cant afford $150 class+$105 license, and why should they have to pay for it? Not to mention license needs to be renewed every 4-5 years, at FULL PRICE! A lot of states offer liftetime licenses or they are as cheap as $10. Our Constitution(MI and USA) says we have the right to keep and BEAR arms, it says nothing about only if you can afford it. Open carry is free, and its the only option for a lot of people, especially when times are tight.
Please try to understand open carry preserves our rights and helps to show the public that guns are not bad, they are tools for protecting yourself and your family, and I am glad I have that tool.