I’m strongly considering openly carrying my pistol. Now I live in Detroit…not metro Detroit, but actually within the city limits. Theres a big push to get guns off the streets here in Detroit because of all the shootings that happen in the city.
Gang squad cops are stopping people for things like broken taillights and loitering and using that as probable cause to search them for weapons. However, its only certain groups that they are doing this to, and I happen to be in that group. I’m a 23 year old black male, exactly the kind of person Detroit police DOES NOT want carrying a gun. Sure a middle age white man may catch some flak for open carrying, but I know if I do it, they may be ready to send in the SWAT team. I know open carry in Michigan is legal, but what if I am open carrying and some police arrest me and say I was CONCEALED CARRYING and charge me with a CCW violation, which is a 2-5 year felony and/or a $2500 fine?
If 3 or 4 officers say I was concealed carrying when I was clearly open carrying, what should I do and what precautions should I take?
P.S. I didnt mean anything against middle aged white men I was just illustrating a fact, so please, I’m begging you, no one get offended!