September 19, 2015

Michigan Concealed Carry Law

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Michigan does issue carry permit/licenses to residents. Non-residents can apply for the Michigan carry permit/license if you are on active duty in the military and are permanently stationed in Michigan. Otherwise, non-residents must have a carry permit/license from your home state. Michigan does NOT recognized the Virginia Non Resident Carry Permit/License as a legal way to conealed carry in their state.

However, by getting the State of Virginia’s Non Resident Carry Permit/License, you can  INCREASE the number of states you CAN carry in.


Can I Apply For A Michigan Carry Permit/License As A Non-Resident Of Michigan?

Yes, but only if you are on active duty and permanently stationed in Michigan. You can apply the same as a resident.


Does This Course Qualify Me To Obtain A Virginia Non Resident Carry Permit/License?

Yes. You will NOT be applying for your permit in the state you reside.  This is for you to obtain a Virginia Non Resident Carry Permit/License which is accepted in many states as a valid concealed carry permit, but NOT in Michigan.  This is good for recoprocity to other states only for Michigan residents and non-residents.


Can I Open Carry In Michigan?

Yes, with restrictions.


How Long Is The Virginia Non Resident Carry Permit/License Good For?

Virginia Non Resident Carry Permit/License are valid for 5 years.  We suggest you apply at least 90 days before the expiration of your permit to be sure you have plenty of time to submit it to the Virginia State Police to be renewed to allow enough time for you to get your new permit before the old one expires.


How to apply for your Virginia Non-Resident Permit:
To apply for your VA non-resident Permit visit: http://www.vsp.state.va.us/Firearms_NonresidentConcealed.shtm

You can also go to www.vsp.state.va.us and on the left side of the page click the link for “firearms/concealed handguns” and then click on “Nonresident Concealed Handgun Permits” link.

This will bring you to a page that details the application process. You can begin the application process immediately by downloading their checklist of all the documents that need to be prepared to make your application.

This webpage will give you everything you need to apply.


To obtain your Virginia Non Resident Carry Permit/License, you will need to submit an additional $100 made payable to the Virginia Police.

This class/training is only valid for one year before you apply for your permit.  If you do not apply within one year, your training will not be valid and you will have to retake training per state law.

Gun Community Resources

How Do I Apply For My Michigan Concealed Carry Permit/License?

Residents can apply for the Michigan carry permit/license through your county’s concealed weapon licensing board. Application kits are available through your county clerk, your local police agency, or your county sheriff’s office.

Michigan Coalition for Responsible Gun Owners

MCRGO focuses on electing candidates who support the rights of legal gun owners.


Michigan Open Carry

Michigan Open Carry works to educate the public and law enforcement communities about the legality of open carry and to demonstrate that gun owners are one of the most lawful segments of society.