Concealed Weapons In Michigan Essay, Research Paper
When applying for a license to carry a concealed firearm, in Michigan you must first submit an application containing two references, a letter from your employer, a set of finger prints, and it must all be notarized. The forms are then taken to the chief of police or township supervisor for their approval who will then forward the forms to the county clerk. Final approval must then be obtained from the Concealed Weapons Licensing Board, who directs the county clerk to determine if all requirements are met. Applicants must be at least 18 years of age, a United States citizen, a resident of Michigan for more than 6 months, have ?good reason to fear injury to his person or property? or ?other proper reasons?, be ?a suitable person to be so licensed?, have no felony convictions within the past 8 years, and have never been adjudges insane unless subsequently restored by court order. The Concealed Weapons Licensing Board determines how long the license will be valid, no longer than 3 years.
Most would assume that being a correction officer would be a ?good reason to fear injury?. According to the Board, being a correction officer is not a valid reason. Day after day officers are threatened by people who will someday be free. Many would assume that some of those threats may actually be real, but again the board does not. If I was a corrections officer I would be affraid that I just might run into someone out on the streets someday and that they could hurt me.