CPL is an abbreviation for Concealed Pistol License. It has been called CPL in Michigan since 1927. This license, also known as a CCW (Concealed Carry Weapon, slang for CPL in Michigan), allows anyone to carry a pistol on his or her person concealed. According to Mlive.com, “Fifteen years after Michigan changed its law to make it easier to get a license to carry a concealed weapon, there were 497,016 active licenses on file as of Dec. 1, according to data compiled by the Michigan State Police.,”
That’s 7% of adults who have a CPL in Michigan.
Where does a CPL allow you to carry?
(As stated on the actual CPL)
A CPL allows the licensee to carry a pistol anywhere in the state, except a licensee shall not carry a concealed pistol as prohibited by law, including, but not limited to, the premise of any of the following:
- School or school property
- Child care or day care center, child caring institution, or child placing agency
- Sports arena or stadium
- Bar/tavern where sale and consumption of liquor is the primary source of income
- Church, synagogue, mosque, temple, or other place of worship
- Entertainment facility with a seating capacity of 2,500 or more individuals
- Dormitory or classroom of community college, college, or university
Having this license allows not only residents to carry a concealed pistol in Michigan, but to carry in other states that recognize the Michigan CPL.
|Those that recognize Michigan issued permits are:
The CPL is a growing and highly sought after license for anyone interested in carry a concealed pistol for personal protection.