- Concealed Pistol Licenses
In 2000, the legislature significantly amended Michigan's firearms laws to make Michigan what is known as a "shall issue" state. Previously, county gun boards were given considerable discretion to issue concealed pistol permits and the decision often depended on a showing of need by the applicant, which varied from county to county. Subsequent amendments since 2000 have further changed the statute so that anyone who met the strict qualifications of the law would receive a concealed pistol permit. Today, thousands of responsible Michigan residents have been issued concealed pistol permits.
The Michigan State Police website provides a detailed list of state requirements that an applicant must satisfy for a Michigan CPL.
- Attorney General Opinions interpreting Michigan's Firearms Laws
Attorney General opinions are intended to interpret the law as written at the time the opinion was issued.
In some instances, the law may change in response to conclusion reached in the opinion.
You should check the law to see if any amendments were made subsequent to the opinion.Review Opinions
- Michigan Concealed Pistol Licensing Act
- Michigan State Police Firearms and Concealed Pistol License Information
- ATF Firearms Generally
- ATF State Laws and Published Ordinances - Firearms (2010-2011, 31st Edition)
- DNR - General Firearms Laws and Legislation
- DNR - Firearm & Bow Regulation
- The Michigan legislative compendium of firearm laws