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Firearm Safety

Each year in the United States, hundreds of children are accidentally injured and/or killed by firearms that are not properly secured. By choosing to keep a firearm in your home, you are legally responsible for ensuring that the weapon is stored in a safe manner, and not easily accessible to children or other unauthorized persons.  In the state of Michigan, an average of 89 children and teens die by guns every year, and 52% of these deaths are homicides. The resource links below can assist in assuring firearm safety for families in the state of Michigan.

Project ChildSafe

Information on how to obtain a FREE gun safety kit and where to obtain a FREE gun trigger lock in all 83 counties in Michigan.

Find an agency in your county here.

Gun Safety and Children - CS Mott Children's Hospital | Michigan Medicine

Resources for:

  • Gun storage
  • Guns at homes of others
  • Teaching children about what to do in the presence of a gun
  • Adolescents, teens, and guns
  • Non-powder guns, BB guns, and toy guns

Firearms Laws of Michigan

Information regarding firearm laws in Michigan as compiled by the Legislative Service Bureau Pursuant to Act 381 of the Public Acts of 2000 April 2021.

Parents' Guide to Home Firearm Safety

Information regarding firearms safety among children and teens. Great resources for families.

Michigan Handgun Safety Course

This course includes easy-to-understand handgun safety instructions alongside detailed illustrations, animations, and live-action videos in order to provide you with the education and skills necessary to be a knowledgeable and safe handgun owner. This course is free of charge.