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Bikenut

Guest
I've not posted about open carry for a long while simply because open carry has become so commonplace it is just a part of my every day life.

Have had a lot of business with my bank lately getting a personal loan and getting a new mortgage. My open carry was never an issue with any appointments or bank representatives I met for the first time. But then a smile and a bit of light banter goes a long way for putting people at ease.
 

Glock214

Regular Member
Joined
Aug 26, 2011
Messages
164
Location
Kalamazoo, MI
It's been a while since a business has called on me for OC. Kalamazoo County Sheriff Department showed up. I waved, and greeted the officer as I walked to my car. He acted as though to enter the business, and waited until I sat in my car. Then he approached under the "Can you produce your CPL?, most people that OC don't have one, and once you sat in your vehicle you concealed, therefore you need a CPL" Well played sir....well played. Lol.

Treated me with respect, overall another normal day, with another great OC LEO encounter. 😁

Carry On!
 

Grapeshot

Legendary Warrior
Joined
May 21, 2006
Messages
35,337
Location
Valhalla
Open carried while voting yesterday. All went smoothly.
Dayum!

Wish I could do that, but my local EM school school is my precinct and schools are GFZs in Virginia.

Sooo, I wear an obviously empty holster+ a shirt and a hat with 2A slogans on them. The Board of Elections tried to ban such clothing items a while back - it didn't work.
 

mikestilly

Regular Member
Joined
Jul 6, 2009
Messages
1,870
Location
Macomb County, Michigan, USA
And again I ask, is this not a publicly owned facility? If so, then HOW can it be deemed a GFZ?
If a business owner rents a property just as you do on your property you can ban guns. The renter/owner/leaser has the right to allow or not allow firearms on their property. Just as we have a choice to not give our money to an anti-gun business including a gun show with authoritarian policies.
 

hammer6

Regular Member
Joined
Oct 11, 2008
Messages
1,422
Location
Florida
If a business owner rents a property just as you do on your property you can ban guns. The renter/owner/leaser has the right to allow or not allow firearms on their property. Just as we have a choice to not give our money to an anti-gun business including a gun show with authoritarian policies.
Is this exclusive to Michigan? Becuase it's not like that in Florida.
 

solus

Regular Member
Joined
Aug 22, 2013
Messages
8,501
Location
here nc
This horse has been beat to death numerous times on this forum, Migunowners, and numerous other internet sites...

if there is a clause in the lease/rental/etc., then the landlord/property owner can ban leasee’s firearms on their property.

This stated, once the lease/rental/etc., is signed then the leasee is in charge of the property and may institute any legal mandates on ‘their’ property, including restricting firearms!

cite: contract business law 101.
 

OC4me

Regular Member
Joined
Jan 14, 2009
Messages
758
Location
Northwest Kent County, Michigan
Opened carried in Frankenmuth on Saturday at some local history museum (forgot the name), Bavarian Inn restaurant where we had a nice meal, the city information center, Zenders, and up and down the sidewalks. No issues whatsoever as expected.
 
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Bikenut

Guest
Open carried at Bare's Sport shop in St. Charles MI yesterday as I bought a Ruger EC9s. No problems as expected.
 

Michael48632

Newbie
Joined
Sep 2, 2018
Messages
19
Location
Clare County Michigan
Open Carrier in Walmart

My teen daughter and I were in the Mount PLeasant Walmart when we spotted a Father and his younger daughter walking in front of us I asked my daughter if she sees anything and she said yes the little girl , I said no look at the father to which she said so to which I replied look on his hip she then sees his sidearm and she didn't go screaming out of the store as NO ONE else either . I thanked the man for his participation in exercising our right and wished him a good night . Great experience shows people are more worried about other guys that you can't see their intentions .
 
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