Backstory: Michigan does not have a law against open carry, so open carry is legal in Michigan except in designated Pistol Free Zones, unless the person has a concealed weapons license. Michigan's Pistol Free zones were declared in law 70 years ago when the first concealed weapons permit were issued, under a may issue environment. Fast forward to Michigan becoming shall issue, and the new "Concealed Pistol License" with specification of pistol free zones unless you are in an exempt status (leo, judge, private investigator). A loophole was found you cannot conceal carry in any of the pistol free zones, but if you have a CPL you can open carry in the pistol free zones. Turns out a school district found out about this the hard way and Michigan State Police had to educate everyone. http://grnorth.wzzm13.com/news/news/67129-msp-law-allows-some-carry-guns-schools Wanna kill these ads? We can help!