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MOC Newsletter July 2014 published!

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 9:14am


The latest edition of the Michigan Open Carry Newsletter has just been published!

Filled with original articles as well as 250 hyperlinks to additional content, Issue No. 4 has something for everyone!

Gun Ownership By The Numbers: An Analysis – just how many guns are in the United States, and who owns them?
The Open Carry Debate – the pros and cons of open carry, and exposing the oft-repeated myths by anti-OCers. Be ready to answer the anti-open carry arguments of your friends and family with some of the best reasons to open carry.
I Support the Second Amendment, But… – think you support the Second Amendment?
Lessons From Zimmerman, Part 2 – an attorney’s analysis
Report on the Romulus Open Carry Demonstration
Our regular MOC Member Profile – Ryan Ransom (autosurgeon)
My Open Carry Journey – one member’s experience
A new Reader Survey

And more, including the latest on firearms legislation in Michigan and upcoming MOC events. Additional content targets women, firearms ownership among blacks, training, the latest in firearms legislation across the country, and much, much more. Get your copy of this special edition of the Michigan Open Carry Newsletter right now, right here! Your summer reading isn’t complete until you’ve read Issue No. 4 of the Michigan Open Carry Newsletter.

This July 4th “Special Edition” is a heavily 2A-based issue revolving around America’s independence and gun rights.

Remember, if you don’t download and read the newsletter, the terrorists win!

http://miopencarry.org/moc_files/pub...wsletter-4.pdf

Detroit police chief says armed citizens are curbing crime.

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 6:51am
“Criminals are getting the message that good Detroiters are armed and will use that weapon,” Chief Craig, who has been an open advocate for private gun ownership, told The Detroit News in an interview. “I don’t want to take away from the good work our investigators are doing, but I think part of the drop in crime, and robberies in particular, is because criminals are thinking twice that citizens could be armed.

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/...ens-are-curbi/

OC Poll on 'The Blaze'...

Mon, 06/02/2014 - 6:03pm
...is largely not in our favor. You know what to do. Attached Thumbnails  

24 Hour Ranges/Clubs in Michigan?

Fri, 05/30/2014 - 9:36pm
I live in Northville, MI. When I lived in Canada the only gun range in the city had 24 hour member keycard access.

Are there any sportsman clubs or ranges in this part of Michigan that has a 24 hour range? I've been looking for years and can't find anything online. Figured one of you guys may know some secret place that doesn't advertise on Google.

Someone help me out!:banghead:

Mention of Detroit open carry in news article.

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 9:22am
http://news.yahoo.com/detroit-motori...--finance.html

Look halfway down the article. There is a picture too.

African-american LAC open carry as well, glad to see it, quite frankly. The right belongs to all!

OC question

Fri, 05/16/2014 - 12:19am
Quote: Originally Posted by skidmark If it's visible to common observation, it's OC. If you have to lift or move something to see it, it's CC.

Hope that answers your question.

stay safe. in Michigan the way he is carrying is still considered concealed carry. The holster has to be on the outside of the pants for it not to be concealed carry. The damn laws are so dumb.

Open Carry Article - Only Open Carrier's Rights Matter (Apparently)

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 10:51am
“Look at my gun!” Why NRA’s scary “open carry” craze is not about freedom

"Freedom for a man with a gun trumps freedom for parents of kids who feel endangered by him. Our scary new reality"

http://www.salon.com/2014/05/07/look...about_freedom/

OC/CC on reservations

Wed, 05/07/2014 - 10:32pm
I was driving through Mt. Pleasant the other day when I saw a sign that said something to the affect that I had entered an Indian Reservation. I OC on a daily basis and was wondering if driving through while armed was legal. Before people get crazy on me, I understand that, while in a motor vehicle, it is considered concealed. Any information on the matter would be greatly appreciated.

Mailing in pistol sales record slip.

Wed, 05/07/2014 - 1:50pm
Bought a Beretta 92FS M9A1, and want to mail in the slip because I hate taking my family to Flint to hand it in, in person. I was thinking I should send it certified mail as so I would have a tracking number for it when it gets delivered, and they would have to sign for it. Will this work, or might they refuse to sign for it?

Suicide By OC?

Tue, 05/06/2014 - 9:42pm
We have all heard of suicide by cop. Have you considered the possibility that a loon might try that with an OCer?

EOTech

Thu, 05/01/2014 - 6:29pm
So I was just at EOTech office and the have no guns or knives sign. I really need to bring a red dry erase marker so I can write "Caution" above the sticker. Nuts.

Second Amendment Rally Article

Thu, 05/01/2014 - 9:49am
http://www.mlive.com/lansing-news/in...ry_advoca.html

"Guest column: Open carry advocates at gun rally should demonstrate best practices for firearms safety"

HB 5500 - Add Teeth to Preemption

Thu, 05/01/2014 - 9:02am
So, did everyone catch MOC's big announcement?

MOC is working with Rep. Tom McMillin to strengthen preemption by creating punishments for violations. The just introduced bill is HB 5500.

If you missed it, check out this white paper.

Expunging a Felony in Michigan

Mon, 04/28/2014 - 7:01pm
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NO GUNS ALLOWED Lapeer county central dispatch.

Sat, 04/26/2014 - 10:00am
there is a sign posted that reads:

ATTENTION

ALL Firearms are prohibited
beyond this point.

Secure area.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/847258...n/photostream/

Except this area isn't really secure, at least not all the time. They hold public meetings on the other side of that door. They also hold meetings from the local ham radio club, in which the public is welcome to attend. I've been through that door more than 20 times and i'm nobody special. The sign is new.

If that was a secure area they do have the right to prohibit people from entering but they cannot prevent people from entering simply because they possess a firearm.

I will keep you all posted.

Massive errors in the VPC’s “Concealed Carry Killers” Michigan numbers. Lott's CPRC

Sat, 04/26/2014 - 9:49am
" John Lott has pointed out errors in the VPC numbers for Florida, so here let’s take the errors in just one state Michigan."

http://crimepreventionresearchcenter...carry-killers/

Open Carry Opinion/Story

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 11:57am
http://www.mlive.com/news/ann-arbor/...pen_carry.html

"Rich Kinsey column: Open carry advocates can put police in tough situations"

Second Amentment march.

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 4:03pm
From http://www.secondamendmentmarch.com/

Where; Lansing state capital.
When; Tuesday April 29th 2014 10 Am to 2 PM

Our firearm rights are under constant attack, let's remind our legislators that we have the numbers and that we vote!

The march will begin at 9:45 a.m. with a sidewalk procession from the corner of Michigan and Pennsylvania to the Capitol. Speakers and entertainment are TBD.

The march is being organized by Skip Coryell's Second Amendment March and jointly promoted and funded by the Michigan Gun Owners, Michigan Coalition for Responsible Gun Owners, Michigan Open Carry, Young Guns of Michigan, and Michigan Students for Concealed Carry.