here are some restrictions in place when it comes to buying firearms in Michigan, but there have been pushes, over the last several years, by some lawmakers to put more steps in place in an effort to prevent guns from being used in mass shootings.
Right now in Michigan, in order to buy a handgun you must be 21 years of age or older, have a Michigan license and undergo a federal background check. Purchasing a long gun is not as restrictive in Michigan. Anyone who is 18 years of age or older can purchase a long gun providing they pass the background check.
Roy Rabie from Duncan’s Outdoor Shop says his staff works diligently to ensure they look for any possible warning signs, but says the solution to preventing mass shootings is not as simple as just changing laws.
“I think that Congress will figure it out eventually. I can sit here and give you my opinion about it all day long, There’s certainly other things in this world that are super regulated as well and people find there way to get their hands on it. We’re actively, as a nation, trying to stop stuff like this from happening. It’s just a huge task,” said Rabie.
Rabie tells Mid-Michigan NOW online firearm sales account for around 30 percent of purchases, but says buying online still requires the gun be sent to a federally licensed dealer. Rabie says that means those buyers still undergo the same federal background check in order to take possession of the gun they bought.
Read full story here: https://nbc25news.com/news/local/laws-in-michigan-for-purchasing-a-gun
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