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In case you wondered why the Prison Industry is the only growth industry in the Sate of Michigan, take a look at this !!!

 

"Pellet guns are considered firearms in Michigan and thus

are regulated by the above provisions. A pellet handgun must be

registered and requires a license to purchase. In addition, a license

to carry must be obtained to carry concealed or in a vehicle; if it has

no serial number, the gun must be taken to the State Police who will

stamp a number on the weapon. No person under 18 years of age

may possess or use a BB gun beyond the yard of his home unless

accompanied by a person over 18......".

 

So how many of you are aware that if you are caught medicating in a home with a BB gun or a pellet pistol....are liable to a two year felony charge ?

 

Don't believe me, check out the site below !!

 

And here is a phrase from the Michigan Law that you are going to love :

 

"It is unlawful to possess or use any firearm while under the

influence of liquor or any exhilarating or stupefying drug.....".

 

Anyone "stupefying" [i LOVE this word] lately with some cannabis whilst a deadly BB gun lurks unattended in a nearby closet ?

 

Sorry for this "Sunday News " !

 

Dr. Jinx

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A smoothbore gun that shoots only BB’s .177 cal or less is not considered a firearm. All pellet guns are firearms. BB guns that shoot pellets or darts as well as BBs are considered firearms. A paint ball pistol is not considered a firearm nor is a USCG approved 12 ga. flare pistol, if used and carried as a signaling device.

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A smoothbore gun that shoots only BB’s .177 cal or less is not considered a firearm. All pellet guns are firearms. BB guns that shoot pellets or darts as well as BBs are considered firearms. A paint ball pistol is not considered a firearm nor is a USCG approved 12 ga. flare pistol, if used and carried as a signaling device.

 

Good afternoon, to you Happy Guy !!!!!

 

Here is the entirety of the Mi Law as abstracted by the NRA:

 

A synopsis of stAte lAws on purchAse,

possession And cArrying of fireArms.

Compiled by:

NRA-Institute for Legislative Action

11250 Waples Mill Road

Fairfax, Virginia 22030

(800) 392-8683

www.nraila.org

Michigan

(As of April, 2006)

QUICK REFERENCE CHART

Rifles and

Shotguns Handguns

Permit to Purchase No Yes

Registration of Firearms No Yes

Licensing of Owners No No

Permit to Carry No Yes

STATE CONSTITUTIONAL PROVISION

“Every person has a right to keep and bear arms for the defense of

himself and the state.” Article 1, sec. 6

PURCHASE

No permit is required for the purchase of a rifle or shotgun.

No rifle, shotgun or handgun may be sold to a minor under 18

years of age, a convicted felon, or a person under indictment.

To purchase a handgun from either a dealer or private individual,

the buyer must obtain a license to purchase from the chief of police

if the buyer lives in a city, or the county sheriff if he lives in an area

without an organized police department. The buyer must be 18

years of age, a U.S. citizen, a resident of Michigan, have no felony

conviction, have never been adjudged insane (unless later restored

by court order), and score 70% on a basic pistol safety review

questionnaire.1

The license to purchase must be filled out in triplicate at the time

of purchase. The license shall include a description of the handgun

sold and the signatures of both the buyer and seller. The seller may

retain one copy and the buyer retains the other two. After purchase

and delivery of the handgun is completed, the buyer must return the

license to purchase along with the purchased handgun, unloaded and

encased or trigger locked, to the local licensing (law enforcement)

authority within 10 days.

The buyer (licensee) will then be issued a safety inspection

certificate (registration) for the handgun. One copy of the license

will be held by the local authority for six years and the remaining

copy shall be forwarded to the Commissioner of State Police. The

license, once issued, becomes void if not used within 10 days. A

valid Michigan CCW holder is exempt from license to purchase

requirement, however is still subject to the registration requirements

and a criminal background (NICS) check.

POSSESSION

No state permit is required to possess a rifle or shotgun. Every

person within the state who owns or obtains a handgun, in any

manner, must present the handgun to either the city chief of police

or the county sheriff of the locality where he resides. A certificate

of inspection will then be issued containing a description of the

handgun inspected and the name, description and thumbprint of the

possessor.

It is unlawful to possess a firearm in a financial institution,

church, court, school, hospital, theater, sports arena, restaurant with

a liquor or alcohol license or day care center.

CARRYING

It is unlawful to carry a handgun concealed on or about one’s

person or concealed or openly in a vehicle without a license to carry

a concealed pistol.

A Michigan license is not required:

1. To transport a pistol unloaded and in a container in a trunk

of a vehicle or, if the vehicle has no trunk, the pistol is in a

container and is not readily accessible to the occupants of the

vehicle, provided that the pistol is being transported for a lawful

purpose.

2. To carry in one’s dwelling house or place of business or on one’s

own land.

3. Carrying an antique firearm, unloaded and in a container in the

trunk of a vehicle.

4. When a person who is licensed to carry a concealed pistol in

the state of his residence, except where the pistol is carried in

nonconformance with a restriction appearing on the license.

5. When a person is a law enforcement officer.

In order to transport or possess rifles and shotguns in a motor

vehicle, Michigan law requires that they be unloaded and be one or

more of the following: broken down, enclosed in a case, carried in the

trunk of the vehicle, or inaccessible from the interior of the vehicle.

An application for a license to carry must be made under oath,

in the presence of the clerk of the county of the applicant’s residence.

The applicant must submit a passport quality photograph. In

addition, the applicant must have two sets of fingerprints made by

the county sheriff, and submit these with the application. The sheriff

may charge up to fifteen ($15.00) dollars for the fingerprints. The

application fee is fifty five ($55.00) dollars. If the applicant is not

a prohibited person, the county concealed weapon licensing board CAUTION: Firearm laws are subject to frequent change and court interpretation. This summary is not intended as legal advice or

restatement of law. This summary does not include federal or local laws, ordinances or regulations. For any particular situation, a

licensed local attorney must be consulted for an accurate interpretation. YOU MUST ABIDE WITH ALL LAWS: STATE, FEDERAL

AND LOCAL.

This may be reproduced. It may not be reproduced for commercial purposes.

shall issue the license within thirty (30) days after the receipt of the

fingerprint analysis. The license is valid for three (3) years.

A person who is not a Michigan resident, but who is licensed

in the state of his residence, may carry in Michigan under the same

conditions as one licensed in Michigan. A licensed person may

not carry while under the influence of alcohol. It is important to

understand that this means, for all practical purposes, any detectable

alcohol at all. That is, it applies a standard far stricter than that

for driving under the influence. A person who has consumed any

alcoholic beverage, however small the amount, should not carry.

It is unlawful to carry a concealed pistol in a place of worship,

court, school, the classroom or dormitory room of a college or

university, hospital, sports arena, casino, an entertainment facility

which seats more than 2,500 people, a dining room or bar which is

licensed to serve alcohol, or day care center. A parent or guardian is

not precluded from carrying in a vehicle if dropping off or picking

up a student at school. It is lawful to carry concealed in a place of

worship with the permission of the presiding officials of that place of

worship.

ANTIQUES AND REPLICAS

Handguns kept solely for the purpose of display, as relics, curios,

or antiques not made for modern ammunition or permanently

deactivated are exempt from the registration and sale provisions.

An antique firearm is defined as:

(a) A firearm not designed or redesigned for using rimfire or

conventional center fire ignition with fixed ammunition and

manufactured in or before 1898, including a matchlock, flintlock,

percussion cap, or similar type of ignition system or replica thereof,

whether actually manufactured before or after the year 1898. (b) A

firearm using fixed ammunition manufactured in or before 1898, for

which ammunition is no longer manufactured in the United States

and is not readily available in the ordinary channels of commercial

trade.

NATIONAL FIREARMS ACT FIREARMS

It is unlawful to sell, offer for sale, possess or manufacture any

machine gun “which shoots or is designed to shoot automatically

more than one shot without manual reloading by a single function of

the trigger.”

Exceptions are for manufacturers with government contracts and

any person duly licensed to manufacture, sell, or possess any machine

gun by federal law.

MISCELLANEOUS

Michigan provides a two-year mandatory prison term for any

felony committed by a person carrying or possessing a firearm. This

sentence is in addition to the sentence imposed for committing the

felony and must be served consecutively. The person subject to this

provision “shall not be eligible for parole or probation during the

mandatory term.”

It is unlawful to willfully alter, remove, or obliterate the serial

number, maker’s name, or “other mark of identity” on any firearm.

It is unlawful to intentionally point, even without malice, any

firearm at another person.

It is unlawful to set any spring gun or other device operating by

the firing of gunpowder or any other explosive.

It is unlawful to possess or use any firearm while under the

influence of liquor or any exhilarating or stupefying drug.

It is unlawful to recklessly or heedlessly or willfully or wantonly

use, carry, handle or discharge any firearm without due caution and

circumspection for the rights, safety or property of others.

Pellet guns are considered firearms in Michigan and thus

are regulated by the above provisions. A pellet handgun must be

registered and requires a license to purchase. In addition, a license

to carry must be obtained to carry concealed or in a vehicle; if it has

no serial number, the gun must be taken to the State Police who will

stamp a number on the weapon. No person under 18 years of age

may possess or use a BB gun beyond the yard of his home unless

accompanied by a person over 18.

Units of local government are prohibited from imposing certain

restrictions on firearms and ammunition.

Theft of a firearm must be reported to police within 5 days after

discovery.

Notes:

1. A person who is eighteen or older, but under 21, may purchase a

handgun, but not from a federally licensed dealer who is prohibited

from selling a handgun to anyone younger than 21.

2. The term “lawful purpose” is defined to include the following:

(i) While en route to or from a hunting or target shooting area.

(ii) While transporting a pistol en route to or from his or her home

or place of business and place of repair.

(iii) While moving goods from a place of abode or business to another place of abode or business.

(iv) While transporting a licensed pistol en route to or from a law

enforcement agency for the purpose of having a safety inspection

performed on the pistol, or for the purpose of having a law enforcement official take possession of the pistol.

(v) While en route to or from his or her place of abode or place of

business and a gun show or places of purchase or sale.

(vi) While en route to or from his or her abode to a public shooting

facility or public land where discharge of firearms is permitted.

(vii) While en route to or from his or her abode to a private property location where the pistol is to be used as is permitted by law.

SOURCES: Mich. Comp. Laws Ann. §§28.421a-422b; 28.425;

28.425b;28.425c-d; 28.425f-g; 28.425l; 28.425o; 28.429; 28.430;

123.1101; 750.224; 750.226; 750.227; 750.236; 750.324;

752.891 "

 

Now you give me your source...not your opinion !!!

 

If you aright re the BB gun, great...I don't have to get rid of mine ! But I live In Livingston County, home of the infamous Judge Geddes, and I don't think I want to be in her court defending a "possession of a firearm/bbgun whist stupefying on MMJ" with only your opinion as my defense.

 

And a Happy "WooHoo" to you, too, Happy Guy !!!

 

Dr. Jinx

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Good afternoon, to you Happy Guy !!!!!

 

 

Now you give me your source...not your opinion !!!

 

If you aright re the BB gun, great...I don't have to get rid of mine ! But I live In Livingston County, home of the infamous Judge Geddes, and I don't think I want to be in her court defending a "possession of a firearm/bbgun whist stupefying on MMJ" with only your opinion as my defense.

 

And a Happy "WooHoo" to you, too, Happy Guy !!!

 

Dr. Jinx

It's not my opinion or anyone elses. LOL Wise guy. It's right out of Michigan Gun Law and it's been that way since 1959? You call this NEWS?? I call it propaganda.

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