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.