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A summary of Michigan laws relating to weapons and conduct that impact workplace violence.
It is unlawful to purchase, carry or transport a pistol in Michigan without first obtaining a license for the pistol. In addition, a person may not carry a concealed dangerous weapon, other than a hunting knife, or have a dangerous weapon, concealed or otherwise, in a vehicle, except in the person's home, place of business or other land possessed by the person.
Carrying a concealed pistol on or about one's person or, concealed or otherwise, in a vehicle operated or occupied by the person without a license, except in one's home, place of business or on land one possesses is unlawful. The prohibitions against carrying weapons without a license apply to private individuals, not to law enforcement or military personnel.
A pistol may be carried in the trunk or passenger compartment of a vehicle without a trunk if it is unloaded and in a wrapper or container.
It is unlawful to have a firearm in one's possession or under one's control while under the influence of intoxicating liquor or drugs.
With certain exceptions, it is a rebuttable presumption in a civil or criminal case that an individual who uses deadly force or force other than deadly force under the self-defense act has an honest and reasonable belief that imminent death of, sexual assault of, or great bodily harm to himself or herself or another individual will occur if both of the following apply:
However, the presumption set forth above does not apply if any of the following circumstances exist: