Michigan CPL

Discussion in 'Concealed Carrying & Personal Protection' started by fupuk, Nov 26, 2011.

  1. fupuk

    fupuk New Member

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    Going Sunday morning for the eight hour class. Can't wait to get it over
     
  2. roscoguy

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    It shouldn't be that bad. Most of the CPL instructors I've met have been really decent folks. You might even have a good time! Best of luck.
     

  3. partdeux

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    Good luck, I think your county is one of the worst in the state for processing. Mich Gun Owners has a couple of different threads tracking time to issue.

    Take the time to TRULY learn the law. The states laws are screwy, and even the best CPL instructors get it screwed up.

    Here's a couple of questions for your instructor - Can I carry in a school? The legal answer is yes, as long as you open carry with a CPL
    How many loaded firearms can I legal carry with my CPL? The answer is as many as you want. I've heard the answer no more than two by so many "experts" it's ridiculous. That answer makes ZERO sense, because their argument is always the license says pistol. Sorry, if that's your argument, then the correct answer is 1 :) But, further reading of the law states the plural applies to the singular. There's an attorney chomping at the bit waiting for someone, anyone to get charged with multiple weapons to put the argument to bed.
    An my favorite, can a magazine separated from the firearm in the same case contain ammo? For some reason many believe it can not. Partially because the DNR says it can not, but they can't write law.
     
  4. fupuk

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    Had a good time in my class now i have to get the application for my CPL and see if and when i get it. The instructor was a cool guy always answered questions for anyone who asked. And we had a district attorney come in and give us all the laws about carrying. And gave us his personal number and e-mail if we had anymore questions, i thought that was cool. Going to get the application tomorrow morning. I can get it at my local police station and have to drop it of at my county police station. Any one in Kent county have a hard time getting their CPL?
     
  5. Brue182

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    CPL in Michigan is very easy to get since it is a too issue state. Basically if you show up with a training certificate, do the paperwork, and have a clean record you should receive it in about a month. In my town you had to go to the monthly gun board meeting and sit in front of the board.
     
  6. fupuk

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    I droped off the application and had to get finger printed and the clerk and the guy at the sheriffs station said three to four months. And that seems a long time. But in my papers it says they have 45 days to approve or deny. So why are they saying three to four months?
     
  7. partdeux

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    Because your county doesn't believe you should have your CPL. There's a bill that was supposed to be passing through the state legislature that would allow you to go to any county and get your state license. I've lost track of where it is in the process. As I said earlier, your county is apparently now the worst in the state, exceeding Wayne county and their stupidity.
     
  8. Brue182

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    I'd have to agree I live in Isabella county and I turned mine in around July 15th and got my letter for the gun board for the first week of August. It might be that they only have meetings every few months? Do you live in a smaller county?
     
  9. fupuk

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    I live in Kent county.. I will just have to wait and see. Me and my oldlady put our applications in today. But Im wondering if the book says 45 day max, why are they saying three to four months? Thanks. Also they said it will be mailed. And i don't have to go in front of the gun board unless they deny my application.
     
  10. dmp

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    Mine took 5 weeks from Oakland County.
     
  11. fupuk

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    Five weeks would be great but I've been hearing it may take months.
     
  12. patches

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    I live in Oakland county as well, I was told 5 weeks also, and there is not a gun board to go in front of....
     
  13. trip286

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    It is very cool that they had a DA come in and talk to you guys, I like that.

    Many places, be they businesses, state government offices, retail stores or whatever, will give an inflated time estimate on just about anything just because they don't want people calling every few days to check on the status.

    MS tells people it can take 6-8 weeks to get the concealed carry permit, but I don't know anyone personally who had to wait longer than 3 weeks.
     
  14. fupuk

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    Hopefully it don't take to long.
     
  15. partdeux

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    Trip, the OP's county is taking as long as 4 months, and on the local state forum, somebody just reported today they waited 130 days. My county was in the running to be as bad or worse... but something happened, I had mine in 6ish weeks.
     
  16. trip286

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    Well some folks actually take the max amount of time they claim, and then some more. I sure hope it works out good for the OP.
     
  17. fupuk

    fupuk New Member

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    What forum can you look up the amount of time it takes?
     
  18. dragunovsks

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    Here in indiana its supposed to take 4 to 8 weeks but ive never got mine in less than 10 to 12 weeks. They took 12 when i got my four year permit, when i renewed and went with the lifetime permit it took a little more than 10 weeks.

    Its the government, they dont get in a hurry to do anything, unless of course you owe them money.
     
  19. partdeux

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    migunowners
     
  20. partdeux

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    I think according to MI statute they are supposed to have it issued within 45 days or issue a temp, but the law is confusing. The OP's county appears to be intentionally dragging their feet, and some feel it's because they are anti 2A.