Michigan has significant room for progress when it comes to gun safety, earning a C on our Annual Gun Law Scorecard. Michigan does not require a background check for long gun purchases between unlicensed individuals. In 2017, Michigan had the 14th-lowest gun death rate in the country and supplied crime guns to other states at less than half the national rate. To strengthen its gun laws, Michigan could enact an extreme risk protection order law and invest in proven community violence intervention strategies.

  • Handgun licensing for private sales

  • State collection and maintenance of handgun sale records

  • Stolen firearm reporting

  • Assault weapon, 50 caliber rifle, and large capacity magazine ban

  • Universal background checks for long guns

  • Gun dealer licensing

  • Waiting period

  • Bulk firearm purchase restrictions

  • Handgun design safety standards

  • Local governments have authority to regulate firearms and ammunition

  • Licensing authority has discretion to deny a concealed carry permit