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Michigan has made modest improvements to its gun safety laws in recent years, but can do much more to save lives and prevent shootings.

In 2022, Michigan had the twenty-fourth lowest gun death rate among the states. In an average year, 1,406 people die from gun violence in the state. That means someone dies from gun violence every 6 hours. Fifty-six percent of those deaths are gun suicides, and 42% are gun homicides. In Michigan, the rate of gun deaths increased 25% from 2013 to 2022, compared to a 36% increase nationwide.

What Michigan Does Well

  • Gun owner licensing
  • Lost & stolen firearm reporting
  • State database background checks for handguns
  • Partial state firearm sale records retention
  • Child access prevention law
  • Extreme risk protection orders

What Michigan Is Missing

  • Most domestic violence gun laws
  • Assault weapon restrictions
  • Large capacity magazine ban
  • Strong concealed carry law
  • Open carry regulations



The data is clear: states with stronger gun laws have less gun violence. See how your state compares in our annual ranking.

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We’re in this together. To build a safer America—one where children and parents in every neighborhood can learn, play, work, and worship without fear of gun violence—we need you standing beside us in this fight.