Michigan Gun & Ammo Laws: A 2nd Amendment Overview for Michigan Gun Owners

PLEASE NOTE: The laws which impact Michigan gun owners are subject to frequent change at the local, state, and federal level so it's wise to consult an attorney or your local law enforcement agency before making any final firearms-related decisions. Our official policy on shipping ammo to Michigan can be found here, whereas the information below is meant as a reference point only.

Michigan State Constitution

Every person has a right to keep and bear arms for the defense of himself and the state.

Other provisions relating to the power of the people over government:

All political power is inherent in the people. Government is instituted for their equal benefit, security and protection.

The people have the right peaceably to assemble, to consult for the common good, to instruct their representatives and to petition the government for redress of grievances.

Michigan Gun Laws

Michigan Hunting Rules & Regulations

Michigan Shooting Ranges

Michigan Competitive Shooting Clubs & Matches

Michigan NRA Training Courses & Fundraising Events

Michigan Gun Shows and FFLs

Michigan's Yearly Ranking in "Best Gun-Friendly States" by Guns & Ammo Magazine

Michigan Elected Public Officials

Michigan Public Finances and Personal & Economic Freedom Rankings

Michigan State Business Tax Climate Rankings

Firearm Background Check Data

Background check types

The transaction types Permit, Permit Recheck, Handgun, Long Gun, Other, Multiple and Admin on the chart are for background checks initiated by an officially-licensed Federal Firearms Licensee (FFL) or criminal justice/law enforcement agency prior to the issuance of a firearm-related permit or transfer.

Multiple indicates a background check where more than one type of firearm is associated to a single background check.

Admin indicates the administrative checks that are for other authorized uses of the NICS.

Pre-Pawn background checks requested by an officially-licensed FFL on prospective firearm transferees seeking to pledge or pawn a firearm.

Redemption background checks requested by an officially-licensed FFL on prospective firearm transferees attempting to regain possession of a firearm after pledging or pawning a firearm as security at a pawn shop.

Private Sale background checks requested by an officially-licensed FFL on prospective firearm transferees attempting to possess a firearm from a private party seller who is not an officially-licensed FFL.

Return to Seller-Private Sale background checks requested by an officially-licensed FFL on prospective firearm transferees attempting to possess a firearm from a private party seller who is not an officially-licensed FFL.

Best Gun-Friendly States Ranking

Overall Freedom Ranking

Business Tax Climate Rankings