Missouri truck driver arrested for carrying a concealed weapon in Eaton County
CHARLOTTE, Mich. (WILX) - A Missouri semi-truck driver has been arrested for carrying a concealed weapon in Eaton County.
Michigan State Police (MSP) announced the arrest Friday.
“Hometown Security Team (HST) with another gun seized,” MSP wrote. “Further investigation after a traffic stop on I-96 in Eaton County for semi-truck speeding resulted in a gun seized.”
Police said the driver is a 27-year-old man from Missouri. When the firearm was discovered, he was arrested and has since been lodged for Carrying a Concealed Weapon.
The open carry and concealed carry of firearms are legal in Missouri without a Concealed Carry Permit for anyone 19 years or older who can legally possess a firearm. In Michigan, while it is legal for a person to carry a firearm in public, the firearm may not be concealed without a license from their state of residency.
Although not required for concealed carry, Missouri does issue concealed carry permits, which are valid for five years.
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