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It's Time to Opt-Out of Handgun Registration. Here's How.

The information contained in this page is not legal advice. We are not lawyers, if you'd like individualized legal advice, we'd be happy to refer you to some Law Practices with known firearm specializations.  Also, we can not control that you can be arrested or cited for engaging in 100% lawful activity as it happens everyday for all sorts of activities or actions. All we can do is relay what the law says and what case law dictates , or what it does not dictate.

This article has nothing to do with carrying a concealed pistol or with carrying a pistol in a vehicle. This article deals ONLY with the various aspects of licenses to purchase/possess and registration.

Michigan is one of those pesky states with handgun registration. It's been around since about 1913,  which even predates New York's by about 18 years and Hawaii's draconian registration requirement by about 35 years or so. Michigan was the first jurisdiction in the United States to have handgun registration.

There's A Whole Lotta "Con Carry" Goin' On - Guide to Michigan's Constitutional Carry Legislation

We frequently receive requests for a status update on the "Constitutional Carry Bill". Well here's the thing, there are actually 13 bills, they are spread out over three different competing packages, and each package does something different. That's a lot to keep straight, let alone explain, so we wrote this guide to help everyone out.

"Constitutional Carry", or "Con Carry" for short, is a very hot topic in the gun community both nationally and in Michigan. It can mean different things to different people, but at its heart it involves allowing people to carry a pistol, open or concealed, without a license.

As of May 2017, 13 states already have some form of it and the question everyone keeps asking is “Who’s next?”.

More Shameful Exploitation From Gun Controllers

Why Do Gun Control Proponents Keep Proposing Irrelevant “Solutions”?

Recently in a Detroit Free Press op-ed, Michigan State Rep. Jon Hoadley (left) shamelessly used the recent spree killing in Kalamazoo to push legislation of his and others that would have done absolutely nothing to stop the killer.

The Gangbanger Protection Act of 2015

The circus returned to Lansing recently. The Gangbanger Protection Act of 2015 (Senate Bill 611) is an attack on everyone's fundamental human right to self-defense. This bill starts by repealing Michigan’s Self-Defense Act, which became law in 2006 with broad bipartisan support and was signed into law by then Governor Jennifer Granholm (D).  This bill would also repeal Castle Doctrine, which provides legal protections when defending oneself from a home invader. SB 611 would even make individuals who lawfully and reasonably defend their own lives or the lives of others, vulnerable to costly, damaging and often frivolous lawsuits.

About Michigan Open Carry, Inc.

     MOC is the premier organization in Michigan promoting the lawful open carry of a holstered handgun.  We also seek to enhance other gun rights related to carry for self-defense.  We were formed in March of 2009. MOC was started by a group of people on the Michigan Forum of opencarry.org (OCDO). OCDO was started by John Pierce and Mike Stollenwerk in 2004. These men are responsible for revitalizing the growing practice of the open carry of a handgun. Michigan is one of the fastest growing states in regards to the practice of open carrying a handgun.  The open carry movement is growing in the U.S., much like the Concealed carry movement has in the last 10 years.

The objectives of Michigan Open Carry are:

  • To educate and desensitize the public and members of the law enforcement community about the legality of the open carry of a handgun in public.
  • To exercise a natural right to self defense using the most efficient and common tool, a handgun.
  • To demonstrate to the public at large that gun owners are one of the most lawful segments of society and they have nothing to fear from the lawful carry of a firearm. 
  • To protect our right to self-defense.

Methods to accomplish objectives are:

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