How can I legally carry a handgun and what is the difference between a CCW and a CPL?
A CCW (Carrying Concealed Weapon) is a crime in which a person unlawfully possesses a hidden weapon on or about his person or in a vehicle. A CPL (Concealed Pistol License) is a document granted by the State of Michigan (through its County Gun Boards) authorizing the licensee to possess a concealed pistol on or about his person or vehicle. Many people use the two terms CCW and CPL interchangeably, but the correct terminology is noted above.

The Concealed Pistol License Application Kit is available at the Richmond Police Department, the Macomb County Sheriff’s Office, or the Macomb County Clerk’s Office. The County Clerk’s Office website also allows you to download the application kit online. The packet is included with extensive instructions including the fees and cost.

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