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Michigan prohibits people without concealed carry permits from possessing a firearm, whether concealed or unconcealed, on the premises of any:

  • Depository financial institution or a subsidiary or affiliate of a depository financial institution;
  • Church or other house of religious worship (people with concealed carry permits are prohibited from carrying concealed handguns, but not openly carried firearms, by another law as described below, however);
  • Court;
  • Theatre;
  • Sports arena;
  • Day care center;
  • Hospital; or
  • Establishment licensed under the Michigan Liquor Control Act.1

These particular location restrictions do not apply to any person licensed to carry a concealed handgun or to a person who possesses a firearm on the premises of one of the entities above if that possession is with the permission of the owner or an agent of the owner of that entity.2

Any person who is licensed to carry a concealed handgun, or a resident of another state licensed by that state to carry a concealed handgun,3 is prohibited from carrying a concealed handgun on the premises of any:4

  • Public or private day care center, public or private child caring agency, or public or private child placing agency;
  • Sports arena or stadium;
  • Licensed bar or tavern where the primary source of income is the sale of alcoholic liquor by the glass and consumed on the premises (though this restriction does not apply to an owner or employee of the business);
  • Property or facility owned or operated by a church, synagogue, mosque, temple or other place of worship, (unless the presiding official or officials of the place of worship permit the carrying of a concealed handgun on that property);
  • Entertainment facility that the individual knows or should know has a seating capacity of 2,500 or more individuals or that has a sign above each public entrance stating in letters not less than one-inch high a seating capacity of 2,500 or more individuals;
  • Hospital; or
  • Dormitory or classroom of a community college, college, or university.

Michigan also prohibits the possession or carrying of, or attempt to possess or carry, any firearm in certain sterile areas of commercial airports.5

An employer may prohibit an employee from carrying a concealed handgun in the course of his or her employment, and a police agency may prohibit an employee from carrying a concealed handgun, if carrying a concealed handgun would result in increased insurance premiums or a loss or reduction of insurance coverage for that employer.6

State administrative regulations may prohibit firearms in additional locations.


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  1. Mich. Comp. Laws Serv. § 750.234d(1).[]
  2. Mich. Comp. Laws Serv. §§ 750.234d(2)(c), (d).[]
  3. See Mich. Comp. Laws Serv. § 28.432a(1)(h).[]
  4. Mich. Comp. Laws Serv. § 28.425o(1).[]
  5. Mich. Comp. Laws Serv. § 259.80f(1)(a).[]
  6. Mich. Comp. Laws Serv. § 28.425n(2)(b), (3).[]