Michigan Rifle Length Law

Public Law 63 of 2014 amended MCL 750.224b with immediate effect. MCL 750.224b prohibits a person from making, producing, transmitting or possessing a short-barreled shotgun (SBS) or short-barreled rifle (SBR). The National Firearms Act requires that all firearms applicable in the United States that are not under government control be registered in the National Firearms Registrations and Transfer Record. 26 U.S.C. §5841(a). “Firearms” that can be registered include short-barrelled shotguns and short-barrelled shotguns. 26 U.S.C. §5845(a). Each registered firearm must include the serial number of the rubber identification, the date of registration, and the identification and address of the person authorized to possess the firearm. Each manufacturer, importer and manufacturer must register each firearm manufactured, imported or manufactured AND register it with the new owner after the firearm is transferred. 26 U.S.C. §5845(b).

Anyone who possesses a firearm registered under the National Firearms Act must keep proof of registration, which is made available to an enforcement officer upon request. 26 U.S.C. §5845(E). It is illegal for anyone to “obtain or possess a firearm that is not registered in the National Firearms Registration and Transfer Registry.” 26 U.S.C. §5861(D). Subsection 750.224b(5) of the FCL was added to require that a person holding an SBS or SBR greater than 26 inches in length possess a copy of the federal registration of that SBS or SBR when carrying or using that SBS or SBR, and that the federal registration must be submitted to a peace officer at the request of that peace officer. A violation of this paragraph is a civil violation. A person who legally owns a short-barreled shotgun or short-barrelled shotgun under federal law must meet additional legal requirements in the state of Michigan: SBR or SBS 26 inches or less long must be registered as a pistol in Michigan: So. I can get an AR15 “pistol”, which would be an AR with a barrel less than 16″ and less than 26″ in total length (I don`t know how you determine the total length of a weapon if you get detachable accessories.) This should be recorded as a gun, just like I recorded my 9mm. A charge of illegal possession of a short-barreled shotgun or short-barreled rifle is serious. A conviction for a crime can affect your social, housing and employment opportunities for years to come.

In addition, a conviction for a crime can lead to the perpetrator possessing a firearm for years. In the face of these serious allegations, you need a qualified defense lawyer in your corner who fights hard to protect your rights. Even if the evidence against you is strong, a lawyer may be able to negotiate a solution to a crime reduction in order to minimize possible penalties. MCL 750.222(i) defines an SBS as a shotgun with one or more barrels less than 18 inches in length or a weapon manufactured from a shotgun, whether by modification, modification or otherwise, if the modified weapon has a total length of less than 26 inches. Anyone who unlawfully violates this law is guilty of a felony, liable to a fine of up to $2,500.00 or imprisonment for up to 5 years, or both. MCL 750.224b(2). However, it is a complete defence if the short-barreled shotgun or short-barreled shotgun is legally manufactured, manufactured, transferred, or possessed under federal law. MCL 750.224b(3). CPL holder:[14] A purchase license is not required for individuals with a valid concealed pistol permit from Michigan, even if it was purchased from a private seller.

However, a person holding a valid concealed pistol license from Michigan must complete a pistol sales record when purchasing or purchasing a pistol (www.michigan.gov/documents/msp/ri-060_523727_7.pdf). SBR or SBS over 26 inches in length: According to the Michigan Criminal Code, a pistol is defined as “a loaded or unloaded firearm of 26 inches or less, or a loaded or unloaded firearm hidden by its firearm design and appearance”; [8] Every person who knowingly sells a pistol without complying with MCL 28,422 is guilty of an offence punishable by imprisonment for a term of up to 90 days or a fine of not more than $100.00, or both; Michigan Penal Code pg. 386 § 223(1). A person over the age of 18 can legally purchase a firearm from a private seller, but must first obtain a purchase permit, valid for 30 days. In general, “a person in Michigan may not manufacture, manufacture, transfer, or possess a short-barreled shotgun or a short-barreled rifle.” MCL 750.224b(1). Here is the law: www.michigan.gov/documents/msp/MSPLegalUpdate106_451985_7.pdf Where does it say in the law? I read the link I posted only in terms of total length and run length. Subsection 750.224b(4) of the FCL was added to require a person, other than a manufacturer, to lawfully manufacture, transmit or possess an SBS or SBR 26 inches or less in length that meets the registration requirements of MCL 28.422 or 28.422a. An SBS or SBR that is 26 inches or less long is considered a pistol under Michigan law and is subject to all Michigan laws that apply to pistols. Only Michigan residents are allowed to purchase pistols (i.e., firearms 26 inches or less) in length in Michigan. Residents of any state can purchase long guns in Michigan[9] and Michigan residents can purchase long guns in any state.

[10] I`m a bit new to the gun business, so I`m trying to confirm that I understand the Michigan SBR (Short Barreled Rifle) laws correctly because they don`t seem to make much sense. 14. You have not been convicted of a felony and have not pleaded not guilty or have been acquitted of a crime for any reason of mental illness The state of Michigan has many laws regarding the possession and carrying of firearms. Generally, federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies and their agents acting in an official capacity are exempt from Michigan`s firearms regulations. The 1963 Michigan Constitution[3] Article 1, Section 6 states: “Everyone has the right to keep and bear arms in the defense of himself and the State.” At the age of 18 or older, it is legal to purchase a pistol with a license to purchase from a private seller, at the age of 21, it is legal to purchase a firearm from a state-licensed dealer (FFL). A purchase permit is not required to purchase a long gun (a firearm over 26 inches long) in Michigan. Under state law, a long gun can be purchased by anyone 18 years of age or older who is not subject to restrictions based on criminal record, mental health or other disqualifying factors. A person must be at least 18 years of age to purchase a long gun from a federal dealer or private seller under Michigan law.

Only those who purchase a firearm from a private seller:[11] A person must apply for a purchase permit from their local police department or sheriff before receiving a firearm from a private seller. The police service will review the applicant`s criminal record and determine any disqualifying factors, such as whether the person has been ordered to undergo involuntary psychiatric treatment or whether an injunction has been issued for domestic violence. For a complete list of Michigan`s gun laws, see Michigan Gun Laws. [4] This publication is dated October 2013 and does not yet reflect recent legislative changes. A license to purchase a pistol is valid for 30 days from a private party. [13] Buyers and sellers must sign the licence and may each retain a copy for their records. A person must return to the local police service within 10 days of purchasing the gun to return the remaining two copies of the licence. Some organizations require that all unused purchase permit forms be returned to them for record-keeping purposes. Michigan prohibits the possession of Tasers or stun guns by individuals unless they have a hidden gun permit and have completed the appropriate Taser safety course. If you or a loved one is charged with a gun crime or other crime, please feel free to contact Kershaw, Vititoe & Jedinak PLC`s experienced lawyers today.