Law Summary

Michigan Gun Laws

  Open Carry: Lawful
  Duty to Notify Law Enforcement: Required by law to notify the officer upon official contact or when ID requested
  State Parks: Concealed Carry is legal in accordance with state laws that regulate the right to carry
  Restaurants Serving Alcohol: No specific restriction
  Firearms at Colleges: State law prohibits firearms in dorms and classrooms only. Individual schools may have their own restrictions. In 2023 Michigan State University's ban on firearms was upheld in court.
  Firearms at K-12 Schools: Loaded handgun in vehicle only lawful for Michigan permittees
  Church Carry: Churches act like any other private property and may restrict
on a church by church basis
  Hotels: No legal restriction - Reference article on page 67
  Secure Storage Requirements: There are legal consequences if one fails to secure their firearm and that leads to a minor gaining unauthorized access.
  Magazine Capacity Limitations: No restrictions
  Suppressor Ownership: Lawful
  Vehicle Possession Without Recognized Permit: Handguns need to be unloaded and in a closed case designed for the storage of firearms in the trunk of the vehicle or in a place not readily accessible to the occupants of the vehicle
  Firearm Law Uniformity: Uniform throughout state
  Permit Training Requirements: Michigan requires a basic handgun training course.
  Non-Resident Permits: Only available to active duty armed forces
  Constitutional Carry: No
  Duty to Retreat: No Duty to Retreat
  Places Off Limits: A school or school property except that a parent or legal guardian of a student of the school is not
precluded from carrying a concealed pistol while in a vehicle on school property, if he or she is
dropping the student off at the school or picking up the student from the school.
A public or private child care center or day care center, public or private child caring institution, or
public or private child placing agency.
A sports arena or stadium
A bar or tavern licensed under the Michigan liquor control code of 1998, where the primary source of income of the business is the sale of alcoholic liquor by the
glass and consumed on the premises. This subdivision does not apply to an owner or employee of the
Any property or facility owned or operated by a church, synagogue, mosque, temple, or other place of
worship, unless the presiding official or officials of the church, synagogue, mosque, temple, or other
place of worship permit the carrying of concealed pistol on that property or facility.
An entertainment facility with a seating capacity of 2,500 or more individuals that the individual knows
or should know has a seating capacity of 2,500 or more individuals or that has a sign above each public
entrance stating in letters not less than 1-inch high a seating capacity of 2,500 or more individuals.
A hospital.
A dormitory or classroom of a community college, college, or university.
An individual may not carry a firearm or other weapon in a casino.
  State Contact Info: Michigan State Police
PO Box 30634
Lansing MI 48909
  Permit Issuing Authority: County Clerk
  Length of Permit Validity: 5 Years
  Permit Application Process: Complete a qualifying course. Submit the application with fee(s) to the county clerk. Wait for background check to process.
  Resident Permit Reciprocity:
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