The language of the law does not "consider" a pistol carried in a vehicle as "concealed". It simply outlaws it (if you don't have the proper license). In fact, the law clearly makes a distinction that pistols in vehicles may be "concealed" or "otherwise". See the bolded part in the quote below.Originally Posted by maybeifulucky
"750.227 Concealed weapons; carrying; penalty. . . .
(2) A person shall not carry a pistol concealed on or about his or her person, or, whether concealed or otherwise, in a vehicle operated or occupied by the person, except in his or her dwelling house, place of business, or on other land possessed by the person, without a license to carry the pistol as provided by law and if licensed, shall not carry the pistol in a place or manner inconsistent with any restrictions upon such license."
How the MCCA defines "vehicle" is simply of probably little relevance. "Vehicle" has many different defined and implied meanings throughout the MCL. However, an interesting point about the language above is that pistol carry is outlawed "in" a vehicle. There is at least one instance of a Michigan attorney, on behalf of his client, exploring this literally in examining a witness and asking if the witness was testifying that his client was "in" the client's motorcycle.
However, this is yet another "gray area" of the law, with regard to exactly what is meant by "vehicle" in 750.227.