Michigan State NFA Rules and Allowable NFA Items

Michigan is a state that respects the rights of gun owners, including the possession of NFA items. Michigan allows for NFA item ownership as long as the items are duly registered in accordance to federal law. They do not allow for hunting with suppressors in Michigan.

Possession of NFA Items:

750.224 Weapons; manufacture, sale, or possession as felony; violation as felony; penalty; exceptions; "muffler" or "silencer" defined.
     Sec. 224.

(1) A person shall not manufacture, sell, offer for sale, or possess any of the following:
     (a) A machine gun or firearm that shoots or is designed to shoot automatically more than 1 shot without manual reloading, by a single function of the trigger.
     (b) A muffler or silencer.
     (c) A bomb or bombshell.
(3) Subsection (1) does not apply to any of the following:
     (c) A person licensed by the secretary of the treasury of the United States or the secretary's delegate to manufacture, sell, or possess a machine gun, or a device, weapon, cartridge, container, or contrivance described in subsection (1).


750.224b Short-barreled shotgun or rifle; making, manufacturing, transferring, or possessing as felony; penalty; exceptions; short-barreled shotgun or rifle 26 inches or less; short-barreled shotgun or rifle greater than 26 inches
     Sec. 224b.

(1) A person shall not make, manufacture, transfer, or possess a short-barreled shotgun or a short-barreled rifle.
(3) Subsection (1) does not apply to a short-barreled shotgun or short-barreled rifle that is lawfully made, manufactured, transferred, or possessed under federal law.


Hunting with a Suppressor:

     Additional Hunting Rules
     It is illegal to:

Use cartridges containing tracer or explosive bullets. A silencer or similar apparatus on a firearm is illegal.


*Note: Emphasis Added

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This information is provided as a service to the public. It is NOT intended as legal advice and should never be considered as such. This information was up to date at the time of publication.

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