Blog Posts Tagged with weapon

Claiming self defense when carrying a concealed weapon

by: Jason Osbourn

July 26, 2016 at 3:09 PM EDT

MCL 750.227 makes it a felony for a person to carry a concealed weapon (CCW). The statute specifically identifies several types of weapons: pistol, dagger, dirk, stiletto, double-edged nonfolding stabbing instrument of any length, or any other dangerous weapon. Until recently, self defense was not understood to be an available defense to CCW. People v Hernandez-Garcia, 477 Mich 1039 (2007). The jury instruction based on this and other case law made clear that it does not matter whether a person was...