Michigan penalizes any person who, because of carelessness, recklessness or negligence, but not willful or wanton conduct, causes or allows any firearm under his or her immediate control to be discharged and kill or injure another person.1

In addition, Michigan provides criminal liability for a parent of any child under age 18 whose child violates a state firearm-related law while on school property or in a school vehicle, if the parent had custody of the child and: 1) knew the child would commit the violation; or 2) acted to further the violation.2

See the Michigan Dealer Regulations section for requirements that dealers post child safety notices.

See our Child Access Prevention policy summary for a comprehensive discussion of this issue.

Notes
  1. Mich. Comp. Laws Serv. § 752.861. Michigan also prohibits any person who, because of carelessness, recklessness or negligence, but not willful or wanton conduct, causes or allows any firearm under his or her immediate control to be discharged and destroy or injure another person’s real or personal property. Mich. Comp. Laws Serv. § 752.862. ⤴︎
  2. Mich. Comp. Laws Serv. § 750.235a. ⤴︎