This past Thursday, the Michigan Coalition for Responsible Gun Owners (MCRGO) along with Michigan Open Carry, Inc., Michigan Gun Owners, and three affected individuals filed suit against the Wayne County Clerk in the Third Judicial Circuit Court at Detroit.
Wayne County gun owners are being forced to wait for an extremely long time, sometimes over a year, for an appointment to simply submit their application for a concealed pistol license. Other country residents have been able to schedule appointments for other business in a much shorter time frame. As of the filing date, the clerk’s website will not allow any appointments to be made for CPL applications, while at the same time still conducting other business.
All Michigan counties have experienced delays in processing concealed pistol license applications due to COVID-19. In recent months, most of these delays are due to a wait for fingerprinting appointments through the county sheriff. This can be resolved by applicants using a local police department or approved private vendor with Live Scan capabilities instead. The Wayne County Clerk is refusing to even accept CPL applications in a reasonable time.