Lansing, MI asked in Constitutional Law for Michigan

Q: Are there repercussions for carrying a concealed weapon (with a permit) on private property with no weapons signs in MI?

I have my license for concealed carry in Michigan, and am going to the Kalamazoo museum, where they have a no weapons sign. If I carry anyway, am I opening myself up to legal repercussions? Museums aren’t on the list of banned places in Michigan. Kalamazoo is known for gun violence, especially in that area, so I’d really like to keep my firearm on my person if possible.

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Brent T. Geers
Brent T. Geers
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Grand Rapids, MI
  • Licensed in Michigan

A: MCL 28.425o provides a list of prohibited premises. I don't believe the museum could be considered one of those prohibited places. That said, any establishment may set conditions for entry and remaining on the premises. And in the case of a museum where you are effectively provided a license to be on the property in exchange for an admission fee, a condition of that license could be "no weapons". If found to be carrying, I believe the museum would be well within their right to ask you to leave or prohibit you from visiting again.

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