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News articles by Michigan Open Carry, Inc. that may be of interest to its membership, open carriers, or gun owners.  Ideas for news articles can be submitted to our news editor, Dan Griffin.

MOC Responds to Clio's Motion for Summary Judgement

MOC has filed a response to Clio's July 6 motion for Summary Judgement.  In its response MOC cites the CADL decision to defend its assertion that Clio is a preempted local government:


Changes to the MOC Leadership

Right after the MOC Board of Directors elections, the Board of Directors set to work filling vacancies and Leadership positions. Here are the results:

MOC Election Results

The results are in.  The dues paying members of Michigan Open Carry, Inc. have spoken.  Here are the election results:

Davis to fill Board of Directors Vacancy

The Board of Directors is pleased to announce they have unanimously appointed Randy Davis to fill the Board Position left by a recent resignation.

Clio Area Schools Files Motion for Summary Judgement

In a 10 page motion and brief, Clio Area Schools (CAS) has asked the judge to dismiss MOC's Lawsuit.

It's Time to Opt-Out of Handgun Registration. Here's How.

UPDATE: On June 19th, 2018, Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette published Opinion #7304 confirming the main points of this article. Our article on it is published here: Attorney General Opinion Confirms Major Paradigm Shift for Michigan Pistol Licensing and Registration.

NOTE: This article has nothing to do with carrying a concealed pistol or with carrying a pistol in a vehicle. This article deals ONLY with the various aspects of pistol licensing and subsequent registration.

Michigan is one of those pesky states with handgun registration. It's been around since about 1913,  which even predates New York's by about 18 years, and Hawaii's draconian registration requirement by about 35 years or so. Michigan was the first jurisdiction in the United States to have handgun registration.

Plaintiffs File for Discovery in Clio Lawsuit

Recently our counsel served defendant CASD with a Request for Production of Documents (Discovery).

Is Michigan being lapped?

Has anyone wondered if Michigan is being lapped in terms of advancing the protections to your fundamental human right to self defense?

While modest gains have been made this session (brandishing, elimination of gun boards etc.), one must ask if this is good enough.

Michigan is solidly republican on the state level. The democrats have as much power in Lansing as republicans do in Honolulu or Sacramento.

Looking around the country, 2015 has been a good year for those who value their fundamental human right to self defense.

Maine has re-legalized switchblades and is about to eliminate the permit requirement for concealed handguns.

Texas re-legalized open carry, passed knife preemption, and passed college campus concealed carry.

MOC Thanks Representatives Johnson, Hughes, and Dillon (Open Letter)

To: Hon. Joel Johnson, Hon. Holly Hughes, and Hon. Brandon Dillon
Date: May. 26, 2014
Subject: HB 4160 & HB 4161

Your Honors:

On behalf of the Michigan Open Carry, Inc. Legislative Team, our Board of Directors, and our membership I would like to extend this thank you to Rep. Johnson and Rep. Hughes for helping to enhance firearm rights in Michigan through your work and sponsorship of HB 4160 and HB 4161.  For the first time in recent years, these acts, which passed with overwhelming bipartisan support, help recognize open carry as a lawful activity in Michigan.  


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