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Michigan Coalition for Responsible Gun Owners

Celebrating TWENTY years of
“Promoting safe use and ownership of firearms through education, litigation, and legislation”
1996 – 2016

Places to Avoid While Armed

Certain businesses in Michigan have either posted no-guns ‘signs’ or have indicated in their ‘business policy’ that persons lawfully licensed to carry concealed firearms for self defense are not welcome on their property or within their place of business.

This policy of denying Michigan’s most upstanding and law abiding men and women the right to resist criminal attack while shopping or doing business does not create a safe environment, as only law-abiding citizens will obey their signs. “No-Guns” signs simply mean that criminals have a lot less to worry about and may even be emboldened to commit armed criminal acts in these so-called “gun free environments”.

Although most businesses in Michigan have chosen not to post discriminatory signs against concealed pistol license holders, some have. Even though these businesses have the right to post no firearms allowed signs, it does NOT mean that they are “gun free environments” as criminals intent on robbery, or worse, will continue to be armed.View List

Executive Directors Note

Summer 2016: Perhaps the biggest change for the organization has received the least attention. After two long years of development, MCRGO has launched its training program. The MCRGO Safety & Training Concealed Pistol License program went on-line this past week. We will issue credentials to the first 30 instructors in July with a goal of 50 total instructors by the end of 2016. It’s our expectation to have nearly 1000 students by the end of the year. As each of these students automatically becomes a member of MCRGO, it will lead to significant growth in the organization, allowing us to expanding our activities and outreach … Read More

CPL Holders in Michigan

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Michigan & National News

6 Essential Elements of Concealed Carry
2016/08/27 – handgunsmag.com
Over the last decade, the number of individuals obtaining a concealed carry permit has skyrocketed, and that’s a good thing. The concealed carry movement has bolstered support for the Second Amendment, introduced legions of new shooters to the world of firearms and proven that legal gun ownership does not create spikes in crime rates

Few have legal right to carry concealed handgun in Rhode Island
2016/08/26 – Rhode Island – wpri.com
As of the end of the 2015 calendar year, the data shows 3,577 Rhode Island residents had an active permit to carry a hidden handgun, which is just 0.34% of the population

Second Amendment backers arm up with ink and paper to battle California’s ‘Gunmageddon’
2016/08/25 – California – foxnews.com
Barry Bahrami went from incredulous to angry last month when California Gov. Jerry Brown signed a batch of firearms control laws known collectively as “Gunmageddon … Many California gun owners are still unaware they will be criminals soon”

Christie vetoes gun bills: Make it easier to carry guns in NJ
2016/08/25 – New Jersey – nj1015.com
Gov. Chris Christie on Wednesday continued his fight with Democratic lawmakers over gun control, vetoing two proposals aimed at restricting gun ownership in the Garden State. Instead, Christie on Wednesday urged lawmakers to scrap that regulation altogether and make New Jersey a “shall issue” state, allowing anyone who is not prohibited from owning a gun and who can demonstrate familiarity with the safe handling on guns to obtain a permit

High school staff allowed to carry guns in 3 California districts
2016/08/24 – California – abc7chicago.com
“We are not trying to take the place of law enforcement officials who spend hours upon hours training for these situations,” Morris said. “All we are trying to do is limit or eliminate actual casualties during that response time”

Man, 91, with concealed-carry permit shoots suspected would-be robber
2016/08/23 – Michigan – ajc.com
A 91-year-old Michigan man who thought he was being robbed Monday reportedly told a suspect in his 20s that he had a concealed-carry license, and when that didn’t work, he pulled the trigger

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