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Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence. 2021 ‘Universal Background Checks in Michigan.’ Background Checks. San Francisco, CA: Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence. 13 June

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Private Sales in Michigan

Michigan law requires every buyer of a handgun to have either a handgun purchase license or a license to carry a concealed handgun, regardless of whether the seller is a licensed dealer or a private individual. Prospective licensees are subject to background checks as part of the licensing process…

Transfers of rifles and shotguns by private sellers (individuals not licensed as firearms dealers) are not subject to background checks in Michigan…

In addition, a "seller" shall not knowingly sell a firearm or ammunition to a person:

- Under indictment for a felony; or
- Prohibited from possessing, using, transporting, selling, purchasing, carrying, shipping, receiving, or distributing a firearm under Michigan law.

State law criminalizes the accepting, or offering or displaying for resale, of a handgun by any pawnbroker or second-hand or junk dealer…

[Editor's note: The Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence regularly updates its webpages with new data as US gun regulation evolves state by state. For the most up-to-date information on US gun laws, please refer to the Giffords URL below]

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