WYOMING, Mich. (WZZM) - On July 1, it will be ten years since the Michigan Concealed Pistol Law took effect, and currently 270,000 state residents have a permit to carry a pistol.
"I feel much better about going out in public," says permit holder Mike Visser at Silver Bullet Firearms in Wyoming. "I feel I am able to take an active role in the safety of my family and prevent and sort of violent attack."
The concealed pistol law makes Michigan a "must carry" state.
It means anyone who wants a concealed pistol permit can have one if they are 21 years old, are a U.S. citizen and Michigan resident, complete a pistol safety course and are not accused or convicted of a felony or certain misdemeanors.
"Concealed pistol licensees are among the most law abiding citizens in Michigan," says Steve Dulan of the Michigan Coalition for Responsible Gun Owners.