Michigan has been a Shall issue state for CCW for nearly 10 years from what I recall. I am originally from michigan. So, I have done some research on reciprocity and just general knowlege for my family there and for when I visit.
Meaning that so long as you meet the background requirements they, the local issuing body, has no choice but to issue you with a permit.
Maybe this would be a step that would help towards getting a permit to purchase/own/transport and get through your retarded local ownership laws.
edit to add: - beware wall of text ahead So people know just what a mess it is to purchase a hand gun in your lovely state.
Purchasing and Registering a Pistol in Michigan
In Michigan, a person "shall not purchase, carry, or transport a pistol in this state without first having obtained a license for the pistol," as prescribed in MCL 28.422. These licenses shall be obtained by the local police agency. If the city, township, or village does not have an organized police agency, the license shall be obtained by the county sheriff department.There is an exception for a person licensed in Michigan to carry a concealed pistol. He or she must obtain a Pistol Sales Record (RI-060) any time he or she purchases or otherwise acquires a pistol, pursuant to MCL 28.422a. - something worth looking into -
The police authority will check for any criminal record at both the state and national level.
An applicant must comply with all state and federal laws prior to the issuance of the license. The following are state and federal laws that prohibit an individual from receiving a license:
Michigan - MCL 28.422
Probable cause to believe that the applicant would be a threat to himself or herself or to other individuals, or would commit an offense with the pistol that would violate a law of this or another state of the United States.
The person is not subject to an order or disposition for which he or she has received notice and an opportunity for a hearing, and which was entered into the Law Enforcement Information Network pursuant to any of the following:
MCL 330.1464a - Involuntary hospitalization or alternative treatment program
MCL 700.444a - Legally incapacitated (now MCL 700.5107)
MCL 600.2950 - Personal Protection Order
The Personal Protection Order must be active. Inactive PPOs will stay on file for five years for historical purposes.
MCL 600.2950a - Stalking
MCL 552.14 - Restraining Order
MCL 765.6b - Release subject to protective conditions
MCL 769.16b - Not guilty by reason of insanity
Not a U.S. citizen or resident alien and a resident of Michigan
Prohibited from possessing, using, transporting, etc. under MCL 750.224f
Adjudged insane in this state or elsewhere, unless restored to sanity by court order
Under an order of involuntary commitment in an inpatient or outpatient setting due to mental illness
Adjudged legally incapacitated
Unable to correctly answer 70% of the questions on the basic pistol safety questionnaire.
Federal - 18 USC §922(g) & (n)
Under indictment for or have been convicted in any court of a crime punishable by imprisonment for a term exceeding one year
Fugitive of justice
Unlawful user of, or addicted to, any controlled substance (convicted, of possession within last year, multiple arrests for possession within the past five years if most recent arrest occurred within the past year, or positive drug test within last year)
Adjudicated as mental defective or been committed to any mental institution
Alien and is illegally or unlawfully in the U.S. (alien without permanent residence status)
Dishonorably discharged from the military
Formally renounced U.S. citizenship
Subject to a court order prohibiting harassing, stalking, or threatening of an intimate partner or child of such intimate partner or from engaging in other conduct that would place the partner or child in reasonable fear of bodily injury
Convicted in any court of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence (does not have to be classified as a "domestic crime")
Under indictment for a crime punishable by imprisonment for a term exceeding one year
If the purchaser is not a U.S. Citizen, an Immigrant-Alien Query (IAQ) check must be conducted through NLETS. An agency MUST wait for a response before proceeding. This could take up to three days.
If the reply to the NICS check reveals no state or federal prohibitors, the license process may proceed. The applicant must answer gun related questions on a Basic Pistol Safety Questionnaire, with at least 70% correct, and swear before a notary that they meet the statutory requirements to own a pistol.
The License to Purchase a Pistol form must be completed even though the applicant may already have possession of a pistol, such as through an inheritance. Federal firearms licensed dealers are not exempt from this section of the law and must also get a license any time they purchase/acquire a pistol from an individual or another gun dealer. There is an exemption only for dealers purchasing pistols directly from the manufacturer or wholesaler.
If the law enforcement agency determines that the applicant is prohibited from purchasing or possessing a firearm, an NICS Guide for Appealing a Firearm Transfer DENIAL pamphlet, with the NICS Transaction Number (NTN) written on the cover is provided to the applicant.
A License to Purchase a Pistol is valid for 10 days to purchase a pistol. The seller must sign the license and keep one copy for his/her records. An individual must keep a copy and return two copies to the local police department within 10 days of purchasing the pistol.
Some agencies require all unused license to purchase forms be returned to them for record keeping purposes.
These forms are licenses to purchase a pistol and the purpose is not to circumvent the required NICS (National Instant Check System) check when buying a shotgun or rifle from an FFL dealer.The above is taken directly from msp web site.
The below is in referance to that exception I mentioned. (MCL 28.422a)
Act 372 of 1927
28.422a Individual licensed under MCL 28.425b or a federally licensed firearms dealer; completion of record by seller; duties of purchaser; noncompliance as state civil infraction; penalty; forwarding copy of record to state police; exemption; material false statement as felony; penalty; rules; "federally licensed firearms dealer" defined.
(1) An individual who is licensed under section 5b to carry a concealed pistol or who is a federally licensed firearms dealer is not required to obtain a license under section 2 to purchase, carry, possess, or transport a pistol.
(2) If an individual licensed under section 5b or a federally licensed firearms dealer purchases or otherwise acquires a pistol, the seller shall complete a record in quadruplicate on a form provided by the department of state police. The record shall include the purchaser's concealed weapon license number or, if the purchaser is a federally licensed firearms dealer, his or her dealer license number. The purchaser shall sign the record. The seller may retain 1 copy of the record. The purchaser shall receive 3 copies of the record and forward 2 copies to the police department of the city, village, or township in which the purchaser resides, or, if the purchaser does not reside in a city, village, or township having a police department, to the county sheriff, within 10 days following the purchase or acquisition. The return of the copies to the police department or county sheriff may be made in person or may be made by first-class mail or certified mail sent within the 10-day period to the proper address of the police department or county sheriff. A purchaser who fails to comply with the requirements of this subsection is responsible for a state civil infraction and may be fined not more than $250.00. If a purchaser is found responsible for a state civil infraction under this subsection, the court shall notify the department of state police. If the purchaser is licensed under section 5b, the court shall notify the concealed weapon licensing board that issued the license of that determination.
(3) Within 48 hours after receiving the record copies returned under subsection (2), the police department or county sheriff shall forward 1 copy of the record to the department of state police. The police department or county sheriff shall retain the other copy of the record as an official record for not less than 6 years. Within 10 days after receiving the record copies returned under subsection (2), the police department or county sheriff shall electronically enter the information into the pistol entry database as required by the department of state police if it has the ability to electronically enter that information. If the police department or county sheriff does not have that ability, the police department or county sheriff shall provide that information to the department of state police in a manner otherwise required by the department of state police. Any police department or county sheriff that provided pistol descriptions to the department of state police under former section 9 of this act shall continue to provide pistol descriptions to the department of state police under this subsection. The purchaser has the right to obtain a copy of the information placed in the pistol entry database under this subsection to verify the accuracy of that information. The police department or county sheriff may charge a fee not to exceed $1.00 for the cost of providing the copy. The purchaser may carry, use, possess, and transport the pistol for 30 days beginning on the date of purchase or acquisition only while he or she is in possession of his or her copy of the record. However, the person is not required to have the record in his or her possession while carrying, using, possessing, or transporting the pistol after this period.
(4) This section does not apply to a person or entity exempt under section 2(7).
(5) An individual who makes a material false statement on a sales record under this section is guilty of a felony punishable by imprisonment for not more than 4 years or a fine of not more than $2,500.00, or both.
(6) The department of state police may promulgate rules to implement this section.
(7) As used in this section, "federally licensed firearms dealer" means an individual who holds a type 01 dealer license under 18 USC 923.
History: Add. 2000, Act 381, Eff. July 1, 2001 ;-- Am. 2008, Act 194, Eff. Jan. 7, 2009 ;-- Am. 2010, Act 210, Eff. Feb. 15, 2011
Compiler's Notes: Former MCL 28.422a, which pertained to a basic pistol safety brochure, was repealed by Act 220 of 1992, Imd. Eff. Oct. 13, 1992.
Popular Name: CCW
Popular Name: Concealed Weapons
Popular Name: CPL
Popular Name: Right to Carry
Popular Name: Shall Issue
© 2009 Legislative Council, State of MichiganIMO, do your due diligence and after much red tape you may very well be able to side step your local departments "good 'ol boys" network.