Many permit holders in Michigan are excited about the Senate passage of SB 59. But it has also generated a great deal of controversy and concern amongst open carry advocates.
So what exactly does the bill do? Let’s see if I can explain it.
Until now, there were a number of “pistol free zones” in Michigan where permit holders could not carry. However, there was a loophole. Permit holders could open carry in these pistol free zones.
But all that will change if SB 59, as currently written, becomes law.
It would allow permit holders who obtain additional training to carry in these “pistol free zones” but it would come at a price … open carry would become illegal in those locations.