Tom Sparrow, an assistant Lapeer County prosecutor, said the county has averaged about 100 applications a month since July 1.
"We've asked people about it, and they think the process is working well for them," he
said."They don't mind coming in and answering questions before the gun board."Sparrow
said one man will lose his
CCW permit because he
failed to disclose to an officer that he
was carrying a weapon.The man pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor in Saginaw County and will go before the gun board this month, Sparrow
Michigan's "shall issue" law says every adult is entitled to a concealed weapon permit as long as he
has no felony convictions, no recent misdemeanor convictions and no history of mental health problems.
They also must complete a gun safety course taught by a certified instructor.
Under the old system, county gun boards had discretion to deny CCW permits to anyone who couldn't demonstrate a need for one.
Applicants now must sign an affidavit that they have no history of mental treatment.But critics say there is no reliable way to verify someone's mental health history.