In Michigan you can open carry, there is no permit needed. You do need a permit to conceal .
Why have concealed pistol laws at all? If the constitution gives us the right to keep and bear arms, why do we need to conceal them? Why can't we just walk around with guns, knives, tasers, and whatever else a person thinks they need in the way of arms, in the open? The NRA is doing it's members a disservice by not insisting their politicians legalize unconcealed arms.
To me, a more basic question is this: is a TASER an arm? We have a right to keep and bear arms; do less-than-lethal weapons count? If the answer is no, why not? If the answer is yes, then ALL citizens should be able to OWN a TASER, and even carry one out in the open without any license, as is the case with guns. Why would only CPLs be allowed to OWN one? (And if your permit lapses, are you now a criminal?) I can somewhat see the logic in placing concealed TASERS under the CPL law. But to OWN one? The FIRST question needs to be answered first!