Selling a gun in Michigan requires knowledge of the state’s laws to ensure buyers and sellers are in compliance and don’t make any mistakes. The state of Michigan has numerous laws concerning the ownership, transfer and the carrying of firearms. If considering selling a gun to another individual, understanding current regulations and laws that regulate gun transactions can help ensure all parties are in compliance.
The following information was obtained via the Firearms Laws of Michigan publication compiled April 2021 by the Legislative Service Bureau through the State Legislature.
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There is no purchase permit for a private transaction of a rifle or shotgun between two non-licensed individuals. However, if entering a private sale of a pistol between two non-licensed individuals, a license for the pistol is required unless the buyer has a concealed pistol license. For those who have a current and valid CPL, they need to have the seller fill out a pistol sales record in lieu of obtaining a license to purchase.
Buyers and sellers may obtain a license to purchase from any law enforcement agency in Michigan, provided that they are a Michigan resident. When the license to purchase is completed by the seller, the Michigan State Police copy must be returned to the agency that issued the license to purchase within 10 calendar days. If turning in a pistol sales record, the Michigan State Police copy must be turned into the police agency for which you reside within 10 days of obtaining the gun.
Here are a few things to know and understand when conducting a firearms transaction with a pawnshop.