On August 6, 2012, Tasers will be legal in Michigan. However, this news is not as good as I thought it would be. There are several exceptions that will make it impossible for any but Michigan residents to sell there.
The bill has passed allowing Michigan civilians with Concealed Pistol Licenses to possess TASER ECDs. Below are the links to the Bills.
The buyer and dealer are required to have a CPL, Concealed Pistol License. The buyer must receive some training from the dealer at the time of sale. Selling to Michigan residents via the internet will be prohibited, based on the training requirements. Soon, Taser will provide a document that will satisfy requirements for in-person training. TASER ECD kits also come with both a training manual and a DVD but they do not meet the legal training requirements on their own. Dealers are also required to keep records of their TASER ECD sales.
Although a buyer has a CPL, the TASER C2 model is ‘electronically’ locked and programmed to accept a specific code that is provided when the customer completes an online felony/identity check. There is no cost. It’s based on public records information and will take the customer about 4-6 minutes to complete.
So, if you live in Michigan and have a CPL, then you will be able to sell Tasers in Michigan.
This law is disappointing to everyone selling on the Internet. And, no, even if you live in Michigan, you won’t be able to sell Tasers to anyone who lives in Michigan through the Internet.