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Overview for Michigan

Michigan does not have state preemption over all firearm regulations, so there are many townships and cities where firing a gun is illegal. If a firearm is stolen it must be reported to the police within, 5 days of the owner discovering that it was missing.

Michigan considers pellet guns to be firearms so owners must follow the same procedures as with a firearm. This includes having a license to own one, and registering the gun. Should the gun have no serial number it must be taken to the police who will stamp one on the pellet gun.


Permit to PurchaseDetails
Open CarryDetails
Concealed CarryDetails
State Preemption of Local RestrictionsDetails
Firearm RegistrationDetails
Owner LicenseDetails
Law Long-guns Handguns
Permit to PurchaseNoYes
Open CarryYesYes
Concealed CarryNoYes
State Preemption of Local RestrictionsYesYes
Firearm RegistrationNoYes
Owner LicenseNoNo

The Concealed Carry Permit

(often encompasses the open carry permit)

Offical Concealed Carry page for Michigan.


Michigan honors the permits of

Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming. This only applies to resident's permits. Michigan does not honor any state's non-resident permits.

Michigan's permits are honored by

Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming


Michigan FAQ


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