Concealed carry laws vary in each state. Some states don’t allow gun ownership to those with criminal histories. Other states allow any individual to carry firearms openly. Some states require permits for concealed guns. Michigan has strict laws against the possession of concealed knives and firearms.
Law against concealed carry
Michigan carries severe penalties for carrying concealed weapons. These include:
- Any double-edge, non-folding knife
Any dangerous weapon that may cause bodily harm is not allowed to be concealed on a person’s body or in any vehicle. This does not include a person’s residence or place of business. It’s not legal to carry a concealed gun without possessing a license to carry as required by law. Violating this law is a felony that is punishable by a fine of up to $2,500.00 and imprisonment up to five years.
Additional felony laws
Other types of felonies include felony drug crimes, such as the possession of recreational drugs like heroin and cocaine. The delivery of drugs and the possession with intent to deliver are additional felonies.
In addition, a convicted felon has to wait three years to carry a firearm. The person must be convicted of a felony or any crime with a sentence of four years or more. He or she is not allowed to own, possess, use, sell or move a firearm until the criminal fines and sentences are paid.
State felony laws
Possessing a concealed knife or handgun is a felony in any context. Having a gun, whether it’s concealed or used openly, while committing a drug crime increases the severity of the crime and its punishment. Michigan’s laws state the seriousness of possessing a weapon and the types of weapons that are permitted.