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OC in a police station?

OneForAll

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Was going to go up to the local PD. While speaking with a supervisor over the phone, he asked if I would be armed? I said yes... I have a CPL and intended to open carry as it's to hot to deal with a IWB leather holster today. His response was as follows, "If you carry your firearm into the station, you will be arrested." When I told him open carry was legal, he hung up on me. Can someone please provide me with a site? Thinking this supervisor needs to be informed about the law...
 

solus

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Well...searching & reviewing handgunlaw.us, MGO’s site, and MI SP sites I was unable to discern a specific cite stating LE facilities are off limits/GFZ for OC/CC’g citizens. Note, I am unaware of MI’s statewide exemption practices for local communities!

That stated...
1. Sure you were speaking to a supervisor?
a. While not knowing the subject matter initially being discussed, the individual asking out of the blue - “would you be armed?” seems a bit discerning.
b. That you openly anonymously challenged the individual is your call...however that they allegedly hung up on you was flat out rude IMHO.

2. What would you whine about to LE’s sr mgmt?
a. If it is cuz you believe you can carry - don’t engage - you’ll lose unless your personal attorney is by your side!
b. If it is cuz you believe being hung up on is worthy of an unarmed in-person discussion - go for it. BUT...
[sr mgmt LE, “oh ya the individual you talked to mentioned to me the line went unexpectedly went dead and they stated they didn’t know how to get back you - sorry!”]

3. Since you state you can w/o statutory cite a question raised are LE/correction facilities marked as GFZs?

[sidebar: personally aware of LEs perchance to not be clearly aware of statutory mandates coupled with their current pattern to be perhaps a bit skittish and reactive upon an unknown arm’d citizen showing up on their home environment ‘unannounced’]
 
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color of law

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PS: Dearborn police station open carry case: Men now face felony charges

You may wish to read their appeal. https://www.courtlistener.com/opinion/4590982/people-of-michigan-v-james-craig-baker/
What I discern from the appeal is neither were charged with carrying in a police station.

Open carrying in a police station is not illegal.
 

solus

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Thanks CoL for they additional background....and as for not being illegal...how much have the defendants, allegedly found guilty by their peers, lost in lost wages & paid out in attorney fees?

How much mental anguish have the defendants and their families endured during the first judicial extravaganza?

How much more $$$$ & mental anguish as they engage in their judicial appeal exercise...

Yepper...ask em...it isn’t illegal BUT...
 

color of law

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Thanks CoL for they additional background....and as for not being illegal...how much have the defendants, allegedly found guilty by their peers, lost in lost wages & paid out in attorney fees?

How much mental anguish have the defendants and their families endured during the first judicial extravaganza?

How much more $$$$ & mental anguish as they engage in their judicial appeal exercise...

Yepper...ask em...it isn’t illegal BUT...
I don't think anyone should walk into a police station wearing masks, military style dress and body armor.
 
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